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Computational Modeling aided Near Net Shape Manufacturing for Aluminum Alloys

Award Information

Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2012 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
115940
Solicitation Year:
2011
Solicitation Topic Code:
X5.02
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
ATI, INC.
1500 Bull Lea Road Lexington, KY -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2012
Title: Computational Modeling aided Near Net Shape Manufacturing for Aluminum Alloys
Agency: NASA
Contract: NNX12CF38P
Award Amount: $119,900.00
 

Abstract:

This program will focus on developing and validating computational models for near-net shape processing of aluminum alloys. Computational models will be developed for deformation modeling and for texture generation. Characterization of two aluminum alloys including flow stress, forgeability, and recrystallization characteristics will provide input for the models. The models will be validate through laboratory scale testing of the ring rolling process. The two aluminum alloys are 2139, which has time strength and fracture toughness and ATI451a variant of 2139 that has excellent T6 temper properties. The models will be used to simulate full scale deformation and predict the nonisentropic material properties of the deformed product. Successful completion of this effort will enhance NASA's ability to implement near-net shape manufacturing processes, evaluate new materials and reduce the cost and weight of space exploration vehicles.

Principal Investigator:

Alex Cho
Principal Investigator
3045411825
alexcho_sp@hotmail.com

Business Contact:

Alex Cho
Business Official
3045411825
alexcho_sp@hotmail.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

ATI Inc
1500 Bull Lea Road Lexington, KY -

EIN/Tax ID: 800148395
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: Yes
HUBZone-Owned: No