Innovative High Temperature Acoustic Liner Development and Modeling

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$100,000.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
NNK04OA31C
Agency Tracking Number:
030209
Solicitation Year:
2003
Solicitation Topic Code:
T6.02
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Ultramet
12173 Montague St, Pacoima, CA, 91331-2210
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
052405867
Principal Investigator:
Edwin Stankiewicz
Principal Investigator
() -
ed.stankiewicz@ultramet.com
Business Contact:
Craig Ward
Engineering Administrative Mgr
(818) 899-0236
craig.ward@ultramet.com
Research Institution:
Pennsylvania State University
Not Available
Graduate Program in Acoustics, 217 Applied Science Building
University Park, PA, 16804
(814) 865-6364
Domestic nonprofit research organization
Abstract
The massive acoustic loads produced by launch vehicles can detrimentally affect the proper functioning of vehicle components, payloads, and launch support structures. The high-velocity and high temperature rocket engine exhaust stream mixes with ambient atmosphere to generate intense acoustic loads, which account for the majority of structural vibration during launch. Ultramet has developed a unique, high temperature material that has demonstrated passive broadband sound attenuation over a range of frequencies and can withstand temperatures in excess of 1650 C (3000 F). In this project, Ultramet proposes to team with the Graduate Program in Acoustics at Pennsylvania State University (PSU) to develop and test a scale model to validate the impedance of this novel high temperature acoustic liner. An innovative, porous acoustic material will be developed that has demonstrated thermal, corrosion, acoustic, and mechanical load resistance at high temperatures, and porosity, pore size, pore shape, and material of construction will be varied to optimize mechanical and acoustic performance over a wide range of frequencies, amplitudes, and gas flow velocities and temperatures. Ultramet and PSU will also develop a basic numerical model to aid in the design of an economical and efficient liner exhaust duct system.

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