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MULTI-HOLLOW COMPOSITE SHELL BRIDGE DECK

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
2351
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2351
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
U.s. Composites Corp
Rensselaer Technology Park, 105 Jordan Rd Troy, NY 12180
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: MULTI-HOLLOW COMPOSITE SHELL BRIDGE DECK
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $250,000.00
 

Abstract:

COMPOSITE MATERIALS OFFER SEVERAL ADVANTAGES OVER METALS FOR PORTABLE BRIDGING: WEIGHT SAVINGS OF 25% OR MORE, CORROSION AND FATIGUE RESISTANCE. THE DESIGN OF A COMPOSITE STRUCTURE IS COMPLEX: COMPOSITE PROPERTIES ARE HIGHLY ANISOTROPIC, MOISTURE ABSORPTION AND TEMPERATURE CHANGES CAUSE CONSIDERABLE STRAINS AND FIT-UP SENSITIVITY IS HIGH. U.S. COMPOSITES WILL DESIGN A COMPOSITE MULTI-HOLLOW BRIDGE DECK BASED ON NEW MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES INCLUDING BRAIDING AND WET LAMINATION TO ACHIEVE THE NECESSARY PERFORMANCE AT AN ACCEPTABLE COST.CDS MICROCOMPUTER CODES WILL BE USED TO QUICKLY CONVERGE ON A PRELIMINARY DESIGN, THEN A FINAL DESIGN WILL BE VERIFIED BY FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSES. THE DESIGNERS WILL APPLY THEIR EXPERIENCE FROM LARGE, DYNAMICALLY LOADED COMPOSITE ROTORS TO ENSURE ADEQUACY OF THE ENTIRE STRUCTURE: COMPOISTES, METAL ATTACHMENTS AND COMPOSITE/METAL JOINTS.

Principal Investigator:

August H Kruesi
5182838700

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Elfin Corp. D/b/a Us Composite
105 Jordan Rd Troy, NY 12180

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