Integrated Computational Materials Engineering in Multiphysics Software

Period of Performance: 08/05/2014 - 02/05/2015

$150K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Questek Innovations LLC
1820 Ridge Ave. Array
Evanston, IL 60201
Principal Investigator

Abstract

In this SBIR program, QuesTek Innovations, a leader in the field of Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME), proposes to develop and apply its microstructure-sensitive models to the closed-loop, location-specific prediction of nickel superalloy disk properties (e.g., strength). During Phase I, the goal will be to expand upon QuesTek s DARPA- Accelerated Insertion of Materials efforts to create fully closed-loop, location-specific property and microstructural models that integrate with process simulation software. These closed loop -type models can be fully integrated into the turbine disk design and manufacturing processes during later stages (Phase II and beyond) of the SBIR project, offering a new level of accuracy in ICME process optimization.