Project Announcement: Turbine Compressor Blade Evaluation

The U.S. Army is partnering with industry and academia on a multiphase project that investigates the operating conditions, vibration characteristics, and component life of AGT 1500 compressor blades (specifically Low Pressure Compressor [LPC] stage 4) subject to erosion degradation, erosion preventive coating, and composite material substitution. The evaluation will determine if coated blades provide an extended life for scavenge fans versus uncoated blades.

To learn more about this project contact Debbie Lilu at debral@ncms.org or call 734-262-0758. We encourage participation of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs), including Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) and Women’s Business Enterprises (WBEs).