High Load Roller Bearing (HLRB)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00024-13-C-4052
Agency Tracking Number: N111-047-1591
Amount: $738,167.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N111-047
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
1998 Bucktail Lane, Sugar Grove, IL, 60554
DUNS: 106924822
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Jude
 Engineering Director
 (630) 466-7664
Business Contact
 John Bastian
Title: General Manager
Phone: (630) 466-7664
Email: jbastian@hytekmfg.com
Research Institution
HMCs approach to Phase I HLRB roller bearing design was to achieve separation of the radial and axial functions of the bearing so as to enable axial bearing movement independent of bearing rotation. HMCs rationale for this approach was that the delineation of axial and radial loads will ensure that each load bearing member can withstand the static and dynamic force vectors to which it will be exposed during numerous and frequent helo bay door operations. During Phase II work, HMC will conduct more in depth contact stress evaluations of HLRB designs under stresses similar to those in helo bay door operations. These evaluations will include Roller Hertzian calculations that determine the magnitude of subsurface stresses carried by the HLRB bearing materials of fabrication under applied loads that are more representative of helo bay door operations. During Phase II HMC also plans to fabricate and use more sophisticated testing apparatus with which to test more matured HLRB prototype design(s). This equipment will provide more representative and accurate Hertzian calculations than were available during Phase I efforts. Phase II efforts will also involve the design of advanced HLRB models that incorporate alternative bearing components and fabrication materials capable of providing greater yield strength and corrosion resistance.

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