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Innovative Fiber Treatment and Sizing Technology for High Performance Vinyl…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
70098
Program Year/Program:
2004 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-094-1920
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Performance Polymer Solutions Inc.
2711 Lance Drive Moraine, OH -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2004
Title: Innovative Fiber Treatment and Sizing Technology for High Performance Vinyl Ester Matrix Composite Materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N65538-04-M-0141
Award Amount: $69,718.00
 

Abstract:

A major limitation of vinyl ester resins is their performance with carbon fiber reinforcements. Carbon fiber composites can possess much higher specific stiffness and strength than glass fiber composites, but the laminated composite properties depend on a good mechanical interface between the matrix resin and the fiber. VE resins typically do not exhibit good adhesion to the carbon fibers and results in generally poor composite compression properties, interlaminar shear properties, and fatigue performance. To address these limitations of VE/carbon composites an innovative approach to increase the fiber interfacial adhesion and toughen the interphase region between the carbon fiber surface and the VE matrix will result in realization of the high strength, high stiffness, and lighter weight benefits of high modulus carbon fiber composites. In this proposed research effort Performance Polymer Solutions Inc. will develop an optimized VE-carbon fiber composite as a system utilizing: (1) a state-of-the-art VE resin; (2) an innovative carbon fiber surface modification; (3) advanced modeling and analysis techniques to efficiently optimize the desired characteristics of the resin-fiber interface; and (4) perhaps most importantly, teaming with a carbon fiber manufacturer to ensure that required fiber treatments are developed with production-scale considerations and transitioned to industry for immediate commercialization.

Principal Investigator:

David B. Curliss
President/Senior Scientis
9372983713
david.curliss@p2si.com

Business Contact:

Jason E. Lincoln
Vice President/Materials
9373041149
jason.lincoln@p2si.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

PERFORMANCE POLYMER SOLUTIONS, INC.
1948 Woodman Center Drive Kettering, OH 45420

EIN/Tax ID: 460481718
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No