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Macrostructure Integration of Airframe Structures via Friction Stir Welding

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
73206
Program Year/Program:
2006 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
F051-239-0706
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Keystone Synergistic Enterprises, Inc.
664 NW Enterprise Drive, Suite 118 Port Saint Lucie, FL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 2006
Title: Macrostructure Integration of Airframe Structures via Friction Stir Welding
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: FA8650-06-C-3617
Award Amount: $749,896.00
 

Abstract:

Friction Stir Welding (FSW) has been used to join smaller, inexpensive aluminuim sheets to eliminate fasteners in aircraft structures. This program will continue the Phase 1 research on quantifying the design benefits of FSW aluminum sheets of differing thickness of the same or different materials to tailor the structureal properties for airframe applications. By taioring the material and/or thickness to allow higher strength capability near stess concentrations, fillet radii, doors or other features, weight can be reduced by using lower strength material and or thinner product than is conventionally used, i.e. higher cost materials are used only where necessary. Additionally, T-joint FSW with fillet radii will further enhance structural design flexability to offer the potential for lighter weight structures. Under this program an analysis of potential design improvements with regard to weight and cost reductions will be completed as well as maturing T-joint FSW with fillet radii to make prototype components with these types of solid-state welds.

Principal Investigator:

Ralph Anderson
Program Manager
5616267717
andersonralden@prodigy.net

Business Contact:

Bryant Walker
President
7722833502
bryanthwalk@aol.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

KEYSTONE SYNERGISTIC ENTERPRISES, INC.
542 SW Keats Ave Palm City, FL 34990

EIN/Tax ID: 651136876
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No