HIGH-TEMPERATURE TURBINE--ADVANCED DEVELOPMENT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$499,000.00
Award Year:
1988
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
5456
Agency Tracking Number:
5456
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6001 Park Of Commerce Blvd, Boca Raton, FL, 33431
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
James V Theis
(305) 994-0500
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
THE PHASE I PROGRAM WILL BE DIRECTED TOWARD THE DEVELOPMENT OF A HIGH-TEMPERATURE, HIGH-SPEED TURBINE WHEEL DRIVEN BY HIGH-TEMPERATURE COMPRESSED AIR. CONCEPTS AND DETAILS WILL BE FORMULATED AND DESIGNED WITH REGARD TO EFFICIENCY, WEIGHT, COST, OPERATING PARAMETERS, AND RELIABILITY. OVERALL SIZE OF THE TURBINE WHEEL WILL BE LESS THAN 8 INCHES IN DIAMETER. TURBINE WHEEL/NOZZLE CONFIGURATIONS WILL BE ANALYZED AND EVALUATED INCONJUNCTION WITH OPERATING PARAMETERS (12KW NOMINAL, 100 KRPM, EFFICIENCY GREATER THAN 50%, AND INLET AIR TEMPERATURE FROM 2,500-3,500 DEGREES F, AND AN OPERATIONAL LIFE OF MORE THAN 100 HOURS AT DESIGN SPEED. VARIOUS CERAMIC AND COMPOSITE MATERIALS WILL BE REVIEWED AND SELECTED BASED UPON OPERATING STRESSES AND THERMAL/FLUID COMPATIBILITY COMMENSURATE WITH PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, AVAILABILITY, COST AND MANUFACTURING EASE. COMPUTER ANALYSES WILL BE UTILIZED IN MODELING STEADY STATE TURBINE PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS,DYNAMIC BALANCE/STABILITY, DAMPING, BEARING PRELOAD, AND STRESS SURVEYS, TO ESTABLISH COMPLETE DESIGN CRITERIA. IN ADDITION, AIR TURBINE TECHNOLOGY EXPERIENCE WITH HIGH-SPEED SPINDLES AND HIGH HORSEPOWER TURBINES WILL BE USED TO ADVANCE THE ABILITY TO MACHINE HIGH ABRASIVE OR SUPER HARD MATERIALS USING HIGH SURFACE SPEED DIAMOND CUTTERS.

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