24-month effort will verify the modeling solution’s capability to accurately predict the life of premium aviation bearing steels
Buffalo, NY – September 25, 2023 – Sentient Science has been awarded a SBIR Phase IIE enhancement contract to validate DigitalClone’s ability to predict life expectancy of components made from premium aviation materials, such as M50 bearing steels. This advanced digital engineering capability will help users predict component life in advanced drive system designs, such as those proposed for the Army’s Future Vertical Lift (FVL) initiatives. The immediate benefit to the Army will be to further extend and validate the DigitalClone modeling solution for rolling element bearings under rolling contact fatigue (RCF) conditions.
“We appreciate this opportunity to further validate the capabilities of DigitalClone in collaboration with Army Aviation,” says Jason Rios, Sr Vice President of Sentient Science. “Enabling technologies like DigitalClone will be important contributors to the success of the Future Fleet by helping to reduce cost, schedule, and technical risk.”
About Sentient Science
Sentient Science is a US-based small business that specializes in advanced digital engineering applications that leverage the company’s patented DigitalClone® fatigue life modeling and simulation technology. The company is a 2014 Tibbett’s Award winner for best-in-class technology development in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, and DigitalClone solutions have been successfully commercialized in industries such as aerospace, wind energy, rail, and automotive. The company provides key enabling technologies that support digitalization initiatives for both military and commercial applications.
DigitalClone is a registered trademark of Sentient Science.