USA flag logo/image

An Official Website of the United States Government

Outfitting Attachment Systems For Composite Sandwich Structure (MSC P1B16-116)

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
53721
Program Year/Program:
2001 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N013-0082
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Materials Sciences Corporation
135 Rock Road Horsham, PA -
View profile »
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2001
Title: Outfitting Attachment Systems For Composite Sandwich Structure (MSC P1B16-116)
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-01-M-0207
Award Amount: $69,967.00
 

Abstract:

An engineering team consisting of Materials Sciences Corporation and the University of Mississippi proposes to use detailed stress analysis and automated optimization techniques to devise novel fasteners that may be used to attach outfitting items tocomposite sandwich structures. The planned fasteners will be bonded to the core to avoid peeling off the facesheet of a sandwich. A key element of the concept is the use of stress analysis to determine a fastener profile that minimizes stressconcentrations, and thus improves the load carrying capacity of the fastener.Completion of this project will result in improved, low-cost outfitting systems suitable for future Navy ships that use sandwich construction. The same technology is directlyapplicable to commercial uses of composite sandwich construction, including marine vessels, buses, and train cars. The system has greater load carrying capacity than current attachment systems, and the ultimate failure modes are more benign than have beenobserved with current systems.

Principal Investigator:

Anthony A. Caiazzo
Technical Director
2155428400
tony@materials-sciences.com

Business Contact:

Adam T. Rosen
Director, Business Dev.
2155428400
adam@materials-sciences.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MATERIALS SCIENCES CORP.
500 Office Center Drive, Suite 250 Fort Washington, PA 19034

EIN/Tax ID: 232462974
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
THE UNIV. OF MISSISSIPPI
Department of Mechanical Eng., 201-F Carrier
University, MS 38677
Contact: James Vaughan
Contact Phone: (662) 915-5378
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university