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DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH STRENGTH CARBON FIBER/CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
5845
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
5845
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Fiber Materials, Inc.
5 Morin Street Biddeford, ME -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: DEVELOPMENT OF HIGH STRENGTH CARBON FIBER/CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,966.00
 

Abstract:

CARBON-CARBON COMPOSITES ARE ATTRACTIVE MATERIALS FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE APPLICATIONS BECAUSE THEY ARE LIGHTWEIGHT AND RETAIN STRENGTH AT HIGH TEMPERATURES. HOWEVER, THESE COMPOSITES BECOME SEVERELY OXIDIZED ABOVE 700 DEG F IN AIR OR AN OXIDIZING ENVIRONMENT. PREVIOUS RESEARCH AT FMI INDICATES THAT CERAMIC MATRICES CAN BE INTRODUCED INTO A FIBROUS PREFORM USING SIMILAR PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY TO CARBON-CARBON. VARIOUS PRE-CERAMIC POLYMERS EXIST WHICH YIELD SILICON CARBIDE UPON PYROLYSIS. SILICON CARBIDE IS OUTSTANDING IN TERMS OF THERMAL SHOCK RESISTANCE WHILE THE OXIDATION RESISTANCE AT THE SPECIFIC TEMPERATURE RANGE (2500 DEG F - 4000 DEG F) IS ADEQUATE. THE PURPOSE OF THE PROPOSED PROGRAM IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE DEGREE OF OXIDATION RESISTANCE ACHIEVED IN A CARBON FIBER/CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITE AT TEMPERATURES UP TO 4000 DEG F FOR USE ON GAS TURBINE COMPONENTS. THIS MATERIAL, BECAUSE OF THE HIGH STRENGTH, LIGHTWEIGHT AND OXIDATION RESISTANCE, COULD FIND A WIDE RANGE OF APPLICATIONS ON ROCKET MOTORS, SPACE VEHICLES, OR FUTURE GAS TURBINE ENGINES.

Principal Investigator:

M k marshall
2072825911

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Fiber Materials Inc
Biddeford Industrial Pk Biddeford, ME 04005

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