Durable Solution for Compressor Airfoil Leading Edges in Gas Turbine Engines

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-12-C-0272
Agency Tracking Number: N121-039-0155
Amount: $149,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N121-039
Solicitation Number: 2012.1
Small Business Information
4401 Dayton-Xenia Road, Dayton, OH, -
DUNS: 074689217
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: Y
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Rabi Bhattacharya
 Director, Surface Enginee
 (937) 426-6900
 rbhattacharya@ues.com
Business Contact
 Rick Weddle
Title: Director, Contracts
Phone: (937) 426-6900
Email: rweddle@ues.com
Research Institution
 Stub
Abstract
Particle impacts cause erosion of leading edges of the compressor airfoils as well as the side or surface of the airfoil beyond the leading edge. Although erosion resistant coatings have been developed and applied on the airfoils during the past decade or two and that have protected the side or surface of the airfoil quite satisfactorily, the erosion of the leading edge is still a serious issue. This Small Business Innovation Research Phase I project explores the feasibility of producing an erosion resistant leading edge of compressor airfoils using advanced surface engineering technologies. The modified leading edges will be tested for erosion and corrosion resistance.

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