Development of Microstructure/Properties Simulation Tools for Marine Grade Aluminum Alloys

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-08-M-0296
Agency Tracking Number: N08A-022-0046
Amount: $69,993.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2008
Solicitation Year: 2008
Solicitation Topic Code: N08-T022
Solicitation Number: 2008.A
Small Business Information
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, 45432
DUNS: 074689217
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Satish Rao
 Research Scientist
 (937) 426-6900
 srao@ues.com
Business Contact
 Bryce Skinn
Title: Business Relations Manager
Phone: (937) 426-6900
Email: bskinn@ues.com
Research Institution
 PENN STATE UNIV.
 Sue Lavan
 248 Deike Building
College-Earth&Mineral Sciences
University Park, PA, 16802
 (814) 865-7650
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
We propose to develop and validate a computational methodology to predict microstructural evolution, associated with thermal history during processing or during service of marine grade aluminum alloys, and use the results to predict the mechanical properties that are controlled by those microstructures. In Phase I, we will validate our models and evaluate the feasibility of integrating the computational tools into a design protocol. In Phase II, we will identify a challenge problem (alloy composition, application in a component) and develop a methodology to validate and implement the protocol. This work will result in developing a single cohesive computational package for simulation and prediction of processing/microstructure/property relationships in specific marine-grade alloy systems.

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