OPTICAL STRAIN MEASURING DEVICE

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$39,000.00
Award Year:
1983
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
402
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Richard R. Zito
4540 N. Rocky Creek Circle, Tucson, AZ, 85715
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
RICHARD R. ZITO
PH.D.-PHYSICS
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Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE ACCURATE AND CONVENIENT MEASUREMENT OF STRAIN IN ADVERSEENVIRONMENTS (HIGH TEMPERATURE, HIGH RADIATION LEVEL, VACUUM ENVIRONMENTS) POSES SPECIAL PROBLEMS. THE PROPOSED OPTICAL STRAIN MEASURING DEVICE IS CAPABLE OF MAKING STRAIN MEASUREMENTS UNDER THESE CONDITIONS AS WELL AS PROVIDING PROGNOSTIC INDICATORS OF IMPENDING RUPTURE AND STRUCTURAL FAILURE. THE DEVICE SHOULD BE USEFUL FOR MONITORING STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS IN NUCLEAR REACTORS, AND TESTING FOR PLASTICALLY-STRAINED AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS (TURBINES, WINGS, ETC.)

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