Thermal Barrier Coating Life Determination

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-05-M-2576
Agency Tracking Number: F051-179-3050
Amount: $99,932.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: AF05-179
Solicitation Number: 2005.1
Small Business Information
11772 Sorrento Valley Road, Suite 260, San Diego, CA, 92121
DUNS: 878945591
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Jalees Ahmad
 (858) 259-7541
Business Contact
 Jalees Ahmad
Title: Director
Phone: (858) 259-7541
Email: jalees.ahmad@researchapplicationsin
Research Institution
The goal is to develop and experimentally validate a marketable methodology for remaining life evaluation of thermal barrier coated (TBCed) turbine engine components using quantitative nondestructive inspection (NDI) data. The approach will require innovative research and development (R&D) effort in Phase I to correlate NDI data with failure modes and to develop, validate and implement relevant oxidation, damage and deformation prediction models. Subsequently, these models will be used in defining a systematic development approach that would be implemented in Phase II and beyond. Phase I will directly build upon extensive research already performed by RAI and other organizations under various DoD, DOE and NASA funded programs, and by turbine engine manufacturers. Phase I deliverable will be validated mechanism based (mechanistic) modeling methods to describe TBC deformation and damage behavior under general thermomechanical loads, and thermal and environmental conditions relevant to jet engines.

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