A System for Conducting Sophisticated Mechanical Tests In Situ with High Energy Synchrotron X-Rays

Award Information
Agency: Department of Energy
Branch: N/A
Contract: DE-FG02-10ER85864
Agency Tracking Number: 95622
Amount: $99,997.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: 18 b
Solicitation Number: DE-FOA-0000161
Small Business Information
11 Apollo Drive, Whippany, NJ, 07981
DUNS: 015334899
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jeremy Weiss
 (973) 326-9920
Business Contact
 Eric Olson
Title: Mr.
Phone: (973) 326-9920
Email: ejo@mechsol.com
Research Institution
Experiments using synchrotron radiation to understand engineering material failure modes such as fracture and fatigue require specialized machinery. This machinery must be able to induce these failure modes on material specimen while adhering to strict size, weight, and geometric limitations dictated by radiation diffraction measurement techniques. This project will develop a load frame that is capable of inducing fracture from excessive load and fatigue from cyclically varying load on material specimen while x-rays explore the deformation at microscopic length scales. The load frame will be compatible with positioning and weight requirements as prescribed by the radiation diffraction methods employed during the experiments. Commercial Applications and Other Benefits: We currently compensate for our lack of understanding of fracture and fatigue by employing factors of safety in crucial system components

* Information listed above is at the time of submission. *

Agency Micro-sites

SBA logo
Department of Agriculture logo
Department of Commerce logo
Department of Defense logo
Department of Education logo
Department of Energy logo
Department of Health and Human Services logo
Department of Homeland Security logo
Department of Transportation logo
Environmental Protection Agency logo
National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo
National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government