NASA SBIR 2017 Solicitation


PROPOSAL NUMBER: 17-2 A1.07-9737
SUBTOPIC TITLE: Propulsion Efficiency-Propulsion Materials and Structures
PROPOSAL TITLE: Integrated Fluid and Materials Modeling of Environmental Barrier Coatings

SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN (Firm Name, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
CFD Research Corporation
701 McMillian Way Northwest, Suite D
Huntsville, AL 35806 - 2923
(256) 726-4800

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR/PROJECT MANAGER (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Dr Bryce Devine
701 McMillian Way Northwest, Suite D
Huntsville, AL 35806 - 2923
(256) 726-4816

CORPORATE/BUSINESS OFFICIAL (Name, E-mail, Mail Address, City/State/Zip, Phone)
Ms. Silvia Harvey
701 McMillian Way, NW, Suite D
Huntsville, AL 35806 - 2923
(726) 726-4858

Estimated Technology Readiness Level (TRL) at beginning and end of contract:
Begin: 2
End: 3

Technology Available (TAV) Subtopics
Propulsion Efficiency-Propulsion Materials and Structures is a Technology Available (TAV) subtopic that includes NASA Intellectual Property (IP). Do you plan to use the NASA IP under the award?

TECHNICAL ABSTRACT (Limit 2000 characters, approximately 200 words)

Environmental barrier coatings (EBC) prevent oxidation of ceramic materials in reactive, high temperature environments such as the exhaust regions of gas turbine engines. CFDRC proposes to develop a physics based model of an EBC system interacting with the flow environment to provide better understanding of the dynamic processes that effect EBC durability under propulsion conditions. The model uses computational fluid dynamics to establish the conditions and species concentrations across the surface of the structure. The response within the coating to the environments is predicted using microscale simulations where each component of the composite coating system is discretely resolved. The micromechanics models are based on peridynamics, a mesh free theory of continuum mechanics that simultaneously solves for thermal, mechanical and concentration gradients coupled with damage to the material. Results of numerous microscale simulations are used to inform a time, temperature and stress based damage criteria for a homogenized coating material which in turn can be used to predict the extent of coating break down and mass loss at each integration point within boundary of a CFD simulation.


POTENTIAL NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
The final product developed during Phase II will be a computational toolkit to model damage profiles in EBCs. The software modules will be linked to the CFD and FEM modeling tools currently in use at NASA Glenn Research Center, directly interfacing with their current turbine materials research programs. These modules will combine automated scripts with high-fidelity simulation programs to model and analyze EBC material behavior.

POTENTIAL NON-NASA COMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS (Limit 1500 characters, approximately 150 words)
Rolls-Royce and Lockheed Martin Corporation are advising the direction and application of the Phase II project. CFDRC will develop the modules for industrial turbine problems and apply expert support based on their guidance

TECHNOLOGY TAXONOMY MAPPING (NASA's technology taxonomy has been developed by the SBIR-STTR program to disseminate awareness of proposed and awarded R/R&D in the agency. It is a listing of over 100 technologies, sorted into broad categories, of interest to NASA.)
Atmospheric Propulsion
Launch Engine/Booster
Models & Simulations (see also Testing & Evaluation)
Software Tools (Analysis, Design)

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