NON-METALLIC MATERIALS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 1128
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1984
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Patel Engineers
P.o. Box 3531, Huntsville, AL, 35810
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 RALPH L. MORRIS
 (205) 859-5000
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE ARRHENIUS METHODOLOGY IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTED AS STATE-OF-THE-ART IN THE REALM OF PREDICTING THERMAL LIFE ON NON-METALLIC MATERIALS. APPLICATION OF THE ARRHENIUS METHODOLOGY REQUIRES THE AVAILABILITY OF EMPIRICAL LIFE TESTING DATA, WHICH MAY BE GENERATED FOR A VARIETY OF PHYSICAL/ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES FOR ANY GIVEN MATERIAL. A LARGE QUANTITY OF SUCH DATA HAS BEEN GENERATED BY A MULTITUDE OF SOURCES. HOWEVER, THE EXISTING INFORMATION IS FRAGMENTED. THIS PROPOSAL ADVOCATES A PROGRAM TO DEVELOP A COMPUTERIZED DATA BASE SPECIFICALLY TAILORED TO LIFE PREDICTION OF NON-METALLIC MATERIALS. OF PRIMARY IMPORTANCE WOULD BE THE COLLECTION ASSIMILATION OF EXISTING DATA, RESULTING IN A COMPREHENSIVE DATA BASE. SUBSE QUENTLY, SOFTWARE WILL BE DEVELOPED TO ACCESS THE DATA AND GENERATE LIFE PREDICTIONS, BASED ON BASIC OR MODIFIED ARRHENIUS LIFE EQUATIONS.THE SOFTWARE WOULD BE DEVELOPED IN A MANNER WHICH WOULD EASE ITS "TRANSPORTATION" BETWEEN VARIOUS HARDWARE SYSTEMS. IN ADDITION TO SINGULAR NON-METALLIC MATERIALS DATA, AGING PARAMETERS APPLICABLE TO ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS AND INSULATION SYSTEMS WOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE SYSTEM, WHERE APPLICABLE.

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