Disclosure of grants and contributions awards

Fiscal Year 2011-2012

4th quarter

Recipient Name:University of Alberta
Location:Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Purpose:The Research component of the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) Class Grant and Contribution Program to support Research, Awareness and Learning in Space Science and Technology provides financial support to organizations to conduct space related research and development in priority areas. It will support targeted knowledge development and innovation to sustain and enhance the Canadian capacity to use space to address national needs and priorities in the future. The Announcement of opportunity “ Flights for the Advancement of Science and Technology (FAST)” aims at: - Fostering the continuing development of a critical mass of researchers and HQP by providing a training ground for both the current and next generation of scientists and engineers; - Supporting the development of science and technology relevant to the priorities of the CSA through the use of research platforms including stratospheric balloons, aircraft, sounding rockets, nanosatellites, cubesats, ground-based facilities and field sites. More specifically, this project entitled " Quantative analysis of Al-Ni, Al-Cu, Fe-C and D2 Tool Steel structures solidified under limited diffusion confidions " has the objective (s): - To train HQP in the planning, preparation and execution of experiments in space (PFC and ISS) as well as terrestrial supporting activities, - For the HQP, to participate in the preparation, execution and analysis of the experiments on Raney type Al68.5Ni35.5 (Al-50wt%Ni), Al40Ni60, Al68.5Ni35.5, Al70Ni30 and Fe-C alloys, to process terrestrial samples of Fe-C alloys using a drop tube apparatus, to participate in processing of Fe-C alloys in PFCs, to characterize the processed samples using a range of techniques such as neutron diffraction, 3D micro-tomography and microscopy (SEM, TEM and EBSD), to participate with ESA HQP in the development and validation of microsegregation models of droplet solidification accounting for velocity of the growth front versus undercooling and to compare these with those from powders processed in drop tube, PFC, TEXUS and ISS, - To construct microstructure-selection-maps with undercooling, droplet size and level of convection for the alloys under investigation.
Comments:Payment of the grant will be made as follows: Year 1- 158,298$, Year 2 - 153,729$ and Year 3 - 162,973$.