Affordable High Strength Mo-Si-B Alloys for High Temperature Applications

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2011
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-11-M-0277
Award Id:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
N11A-029-0188
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
N11A-T029
Solicitation Number:
2011.A
Small Business Information
4750 W. Bancroft St., Suite 5, Toledo, OH, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
Y
Duns:
797877847
Principal Investigator:
ToddOsborn
Program Manager
(419) 536-5741
tosborn@teamdst.com
Business Contact:
OliverStrbik
Executive Vice President
(419) 536-5741
ostrbik@teamdst.com
Research Institute:
Georgia Institute of Technology
Paul Hart
505 10th Street
Atlanta, GA, 30332-0420
(404) 894-6929

Abstract
Under this STTR, Deep Springs Technology (DST) in cooperation with Georgia Tech will demonstrate the feasibility of producing affordable high strength Mo-Si-B extrusions based on the Georgia Tech method of ultrasonic spray drying Mo, Si3N4, BN powders, reaction/sintering of the granules at high temperatures to MoSiB composites, and reduction extruding granules at high temperature into dense composite rods. As detailed below, the GT Reaction Sintered (GTRS) process has been demonstrated to provide low interstitial impurities (O, C, N) and to produce both microstructures, oxidation resistance, and high temperature, high strength, ductility competitive with MoSiB composites from other processes. However, high temperature extrusion or similar deformation which imparts substantial mechanical work is believed to be required for MoSiB composites to produce defect free, structural material on an industrial scale with the necessary reliability required for high safety margin applications such as aircraft engines. If successful, developments under this STTR will increase high temperature strength, extent ductility to lower temperatures, maintain reasonable oxidation resistance and low interstitial impurity concentration. These advances would open a range of applications above 1100oC because no reasonable cost metal is available in this arena.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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