Development, Analysis and Testing of Concepts for Improved FOD Impact Resistance of Ceramic Matrix Composites

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-11-C-0388
Agency Tracking Number: N092-115-0496
Amount: $749,956.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N092-115
Solicitation Number: 2009.2
Small Business Information
Materials Research & Design
300 E. Swedesford Rd, Wayne, PA, -
DUNS: 966563884
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Craig Iwano
 Senior Research Engineer
 (610) 964-9000
 craig.iwano@m-r-d.com
Business Contact
 Brian Sullivan
Title: Director
Phone: (610) 964-6131
Email: brian.sullivan@m-r-d.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
A combined fabrication and experimentation program, coupled with mathematical simulation of impact events to enable improved FOD resistant HiPerCompTM designs, is proposed here. The CMC's associated with this program are the General Electric Company HiPerComp SiC/SiC material system. Extensive non-destructive characterization will be performed on the CMC impact specimens, prior to and following impact testing. Impact tests will be performed on baseline and modified matrix CMCs, at room temperature and at elevated temperature. Residual property measurements of post-tested CMC impact specimens will also be performed.

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