Blade Diagnostics unique technologies help the U.S. military control how mistuning affects the vibratory response of Integrally Bladed Disks (IBDs) and help commercial partners monitor the health of energy turbines. Our automated technologies help predict and prevent High Cycle Fatigue (HCF) failure, and extend an IBD’s lifetime. Our patented software (EzID/FMM) and automated, customized measurement systems (EzVIBES) can be used to inspect a part at every step in the IBD life cycle – from design and manufacturing to repair and root cause analyses.
A business founded by the world’s expert on blade mistuning, Blade Diagnostics has been supported by SBIR/STTR awards and a Rapid Innovation Fund contract to complete the transition of its IBD inspection technologies for the U. S. Air Force. The USAF has integrated the BDC SmartBlend inspection technologies into the repair workflow at Tinker Air Force Base.
In 2014, BDC granted an exclusive license to Siemens Energy to use BDC’s health monitoring technologies for their land-based power systems worldwide.