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RELIABLE STRENGTH ASSESSMENT OF WOOD COMPOSITES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
1319
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
1319
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Engineering Data Mgmt Inc.
4700 Mcmurray Ave Ft Collins, CO 80525
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: RELIABLE STRENGTH ASSESSMENT OF WOOD COMPOSITES
Agency: USDA
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $195,000.00
 

Abstract:

METHODS FOR RELIABLE ASSESSING THE STRENGTH OF WOOD COMPOSITES WILL BE DEVELOPED USING NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION PROCEDURES INVOLVING SPECTRAL ANALYSIS OF STRESSWAVE PARAMETERS. THESE PROCEDURES ARE BASED ON THE EXTENSION OF PREVIOUS RESEARCH ON NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION OF THE STRENGTH OF WOOD UTILITY POLES. THEY APPEAR TO OFFER CONSIDERABLE PROMISE AS RELIABLE STRENGTH PREDICTION METHODS FOR OTHER WOODBASED MATERIALS. DEVELOPMENT OF RELIABLE NONDESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION PROCEDURES FOR WOOD COMPOSITES WILL ENHANCE THEIR USE BY ENABLING MANUFACTURERS TO GUARANTEE MINIMUM STRENGTH PERFORMANCE ON A PIECE-BY-PIECE BASIS. SUCH PROCEDURES WILL ALSO IMPROVE THE EFFICIENT UTILIZATION OF OUR CRITICAL RENEWABLE WOOD RESOURCE.

Principal Investigator:

Fagan G. Brent
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Business Contact:


3032243722
Small Business Information at Submission:

Engineering Data Management
P.o. Box 1774 Fort Collins, CO 80522

EIN/Tax ID: 840897538
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No