Surface Engineering Technologies for Improved Gear Efficiency

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,117.00
Award Year:
2012
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W911QX-12-C-0115
Agency Tracking Number:
A121-022-0688
Solicitation Year:
2012
Solicitation Topic Code:
A12-022
Solicitation Number:
2012.1
Small Business Information
Sentient Corporation
850 Energy Drive, Suite 307, Id, ID, -
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
089822014
Principal Investigator:
Matt King
Product Manager
(716) 304-0100
mking@sentientscience.com
Business Contact:
Kris D'Antoni
Contracts Manager
(208) 522-8560
kdantoni@sentientscience.com
Research Institution:
Stub




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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