Low Cost P/M Aluminum Syntactic Foam for Blade Containment in Turbine Engines

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,943.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNC07QA06P
Agency Tracking Number:
067202
Solicitation Year:
2006
Solicitation Topic Code:
A2.01
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Powdermet, Inc.
24112 Rockwell Drive, Euclid, OH, 44117-1252
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
17586
Principal Investigator:
Brian Doud
Principal Investigator
(216) 404-0053
bpdoud@powdermetinc.com
Business Contact:
Andrew Sherman
President/CEO
(216) 404-0053
ajsherman@powdermetinc.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The proposed Phase I SBIR proposes a low density (0.75-1.2g/cc)syntactic aluminum foam energy absorber co-manufactured inside a composite fan case for turbine engines. Metal syntactic foams provide more energy absorption than any type other metal or non metallic foam on a volumetric basis (80-150J/cm^3). This will provide a lower weight alternative to hard wall fan casings and a smaller wall alternative to soft walled fan casings. The phase I program will test Syntactic aluminum foam and integrated carbon fiber aluminum syntactic foam panels under high strain rate conditions and under a blade failure ballistic test.

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