Three-Dimensional Deformation and Life Prediction Methods for Ceramic Matrix Composite Components

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-06-M-5232
Agency Tracking Number: F061-104-3806
Amount: $99,416.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2006
Solicitation Year: 2006
Solicitation Topic Code: AF06-104
Solicitation Number: 2006.1
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
 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 three-dimensional design and life prediction of ceramic matrix composite (CMC) components. Once developed and validated, the methodology would be used in cost effective development of CMC components by the Air Force and its major aerospace engine suppliers. The proposed methodology would be applicable to a broad class of CMCs and components for military and commercial applications. An innovative Physics-Based mechanistic modeling approach is proposed. The approach includes direct consideration of relevant defect and damage mechanisms and environmental degradation. Phase I will include characterization of two and three dimensional deformation and damage in mechanistic model for CMC materials selected by Pratt & Whitney. The models will be validated against benchmark and sub-element test data involving three dimensional stress states. Predictions will be compared with experimental measurements to assess the modeling approach and feasibility for a comprehensive methodology development in Phase II.

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