Methodology for Modeling Based Assessment of TPS Concepts

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$749,626.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
FA8650-05-C-3516
Solitcitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Number:
2004.1
Branch:
Air Force
Award Year:
2005
Phase:
Phase II
Agency Tracking Number:
F041-248-2948
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF04-248
Small Business Information
RESEARCH APPLICATIONS, INC.
11772 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 260, San Diego, CA, 92121
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
Y
Duns:
878945591
Principal Investigator
 Jalees Ahmad
 Director
 (858) 259-7541
 jalees.ahmad@researchapplicationsin
Business Contact
 Jalees Ahmad
Title: Director
Phone: (858) 259-7541
Email: jalees.ahmad@researchapplicationsin
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Innovative research and development leading to a dual-use advanced technology product is proposed. The product is a methodology and associated software for design and life prediction of ceramic matrix composite (CMC) propulsion components. The primary focus is on assessment of integrated Thermal Protection Systems (TPSs). However the methodology would be applicable to a much broader class of CMCs for military and commercial applications. A Physics-Based mechanistic modeling approach is proposed to minimize the need for extensive long term testing of CMCs, while providing a pragmatic approach for cost effective material selection and design for long-term durability. The approach includes direct consideration of relevant damage mechanisms and environmental degradation. The project will involve characterization of the mechanistic model for selected CMC materials relevant to TPSs. The models will then be used for predicting the outcome of TPS tests and selected benchmark and sub-element tests. Predictions will be compared with experimental measurements. The proposed product is a comprehensive design and life prediction methodology and associate software for its implementation, and design and fabrication of an improved TPS panel.

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