Surface Engineering Technologies for Improved Gear Efficiency

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-12-C-0115
Agency Tracking Number: A121-022-0688
Amount: $99,117.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: A12-022
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
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Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Matt King
 Product Manager
 (716) 304-0100
 mking@sentientscience.com
Business Contact
 Kris D'Antoni
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (208) 522-8560
Email: kdantoni@sentientscience.com
Research Institution
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Abstract
The overall goal of this project is to develop an optimized surface texture process in order to maximize the efficiency of rolling/sliding contacts such as gears. Development of this high efficiency, rolling/sliding surface will be guided by Sentient's unique combination of modeling capabilities in the area of mixed-EHL contacts, scuffing, and contact fatigue life prediction. Phase I will focus on demonstrating the feasibility of the approach. This will be accomplished by developing the required modeling technologies and demonstrating them for a simple representative geometry. Additionally, simple coupon-level experimental verification of frictional performance gains from each of the proposed technologies will be performed. Phase I will prove that the proposed surface modification approaches are fundamentally sound before the technology is further developed to include more complex gear geometries.

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