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INNOVATIVE DESIGN AND PROCESSING OF HIGH TEMPERATURE COMPOSITE FASTENERS

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
10327
Program Year/Program:
1989 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
10327
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 1
Fiscal Year: 1989
Title: INNOVATIVE DESIGN AND PROCESSING OF HIGH TEMPERATURE COMPOSITE FASTENERS
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,981.00
 

Abstract:

THE NATIONAL AERO-SPACE PLANE AND ADVANCES IN PROPULSION SYSTEMS WILL REQUIRE NEW COMPOSITE MATERIALS WITH IMPROVED PERFORMANCE IN EXTREME HIGH TEMPERATURE ENVIRONMENTS. RECENT EXPERIENCE WITH COMPOSITES IN AIRFRAMES HAS INDICATED THAT STRESS CONCENTRATIONS DUE TO FASTENERS AND CUT-OUTS IS THE LIMITING FACTOR IN MANY COMPOSITE STRUCTURES. U.S. COMPOSITES WILL APPLY INNOVATIVE PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY BASED ON COMPUTER CONTROLLED BRAIDING AND ON-LINE IMPREGNATION TO DEVELOP PROTOTYPE HIGH TEMPERATURE FASTENERS. FIBER PLACEMENT TECHNIQUES WILL BE EVALUATED AND OPTIMIZED WITH FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS. A PROTOTYPE FASTENERS WILL BE MADE OF CARBON-CARBON MATERIALS. THE PHASE I RESEARCH WILL INCLUDE AN EVALUATION OF FUTURE EXTENSIONS OF THE TECHNOLOGY TO CERAMIC AND OTHER MATRIX MATERIALS AND MODIFIED IMPREGNANTS WITH IMPROVED OXIDATION PROTECTION.

Principal Investigator:

August H Kruesi
5182838700

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

U.s. Composites Corp
105 Jordan Rd Troy, NY 12180

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