Innovative Materials for Highly Loaded Wear Application in Arresting Gear Tailhook Components

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$79,888.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N68335-10-C-0174
Agency Tracking Number:
N093-175-0540
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-175
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
QuesTek Innovations LLC
1820 Ridge Avenue, Evanston, IL, 60201
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
088176961
Principal Investigator:
Jason Sebastian
Sr. Materials Design Engi
(847) 425-8227
jsebastian@questek.com
Business Contact:
Raymond Genellie
Vice President - Operatio
(847) 425-8211
rgenellie@questek.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The United States Navy (USN) currently uses a low-alloyed high strength steels, 4330V, for tailhook (shoe) applications. Unfortunately, there have been issues with the wear and thermal resistivity of 4330V that have led to short component lifetimes of 100-200 uses, as well as significant manufacturing waste and scrap losses due to discontinuities in coatings. In an ongoing Phase II SBIR program, QuesTek Innovations has developed a low-cost, high-strength, high-fracture-tough, SCC resistant alloy Ferriumr M54T that could have a dramatic life improvement over 4330V and eliminate the need for a HVOF wear coating. In the Phase I program QuesTek plans to evaluate the wear resistance of the baseline alloy (4330V coated and uncoated) compared to Ferrium M54 to demonstrate the feasibility of eliminating the HVOF coating currently being used. In addition, high temperature tensile tests will be completed to demonstrate the superior high temperature resistance of M54 compared to 4330V. The Phase I program proposed herein details a plan to demonstrate the feasibility of replacement of the 4330V alloy with M54 based on improved wear resistance, thermal resistance, and resistance to stress corrosion cracking while eliminating the need for HVOF coatings.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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