Design Tools for Fatigue Life Prediction in Surface Treated Aerospace Components

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-05-C-0194
Agency Tracking Number: N051-026-1210
Amount: $79,727.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2005
Solicitation Year: 2005
Solicitation Topic Code: N05-026
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
A methodology and software for life prediction of surface treated components is sought to complement existing life prediction technology. An innovative approach with high probability of success is proposed. The proposed modeling framework is based on a recent promising approach developed by Research Applications, Inc. (RAI) that has captured the attention of several military aerospace and commercial heavy equipment manufacturers. In Phase I, RAI's mechanics based model and framework will be validated using test data on surface treated specimens of the titanium alloy Ti-6Al-4V. The framework will be designed for further development in Phase II as a stand-alone software product for marketing to the commercial sector and as a plug-in to design codes used by the JSF Program and other Navy Prime Contractors. The proposed model will also benefit Navy's general prognostic methods developments related to structural health monitoring.

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