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Self-Aligning Composite Monotapes for Homogeneous Reinforcement of High…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
25948
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
25948
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
CORDEC CORP.
P.O. Box 188 Lorton, VA 22199
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: Self-Aligning Composite Monotapes for Homogeneous Reinforcement of High Temperature Metal Matrix Composites
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $79,902.00
 

Abstract:

The extraordinary potential of high-temperature composite materials to meet the engineering design challenges presented by advanced turbine engines and hypersonic flight vehicle airframes is well known. However, their implementation has been seriously impeded by excessive variability in materials properties due to somewhat unpredictable microstructures subject to a host of possible defects. A novel composite monotape fabrication process is proposed which will guarantee exceptional material homogeneity. Specifically, monofilament reinforcements will be homogeneously distributed in a pore-free matrix having extremely uniform grain size. The nature of the process yields consistent fiber/matrix interface quality, virtually eliminating surface contamination. Phase I will develop the process on a laboratory scale, focusing on characterization of the geometric and microstructural features of the new materials. Prototype consolidation will be conducted. Phase II will refine, automate, and scale up the monotape process. Engineering prototypes of flight hardware will be fabricated for test and evaluation. OPTION TASK: $19,985

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Raymond J. Weimer
7035508044

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Corpdec Corp
P.o. Box 188 Lorton, VA 22199

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No