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A HIGH STRENGTH TO WEIGHT, LOW COST BRIDGE DECK IS REQUIRED FOR THE ARMY'S…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
2359
Program Year/Program:
1985 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
2359
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
FOSTER-MILLER, INC.
350 Second Ave. Waltham, MA 02451
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1985
Title: A HIGH STRENGTH TO WEIGHT, LOW COST BRIDGE DECK IS REQUIRED FOR THE ARMY'S TRI-ARCH BRIDGE.
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $72,763.00
 

Abstract:

A HIGH STRENGTH TO WEIGHT, LOW COST BRIDGE DECK IS REQUIRED FOR THE ARMY'S TRI-ARCH BRIDGE. FOSTER-MILLER, INC. IS PROPOSING FIBER REINFORCED THERMOPLASTIC DECK MADE BY A COMBINATION OF ROLL-FORMING AND WELDING. USE OF AN ENGINEERING THERMOPLASTIC MATRIX MATERIAL SUCH AS POLYETHERETHERKEYTONE (PEEK) PROMISES TO OVERCOME MANY OF THE DISADVANTAGES WHICH HAVE PREVENTED THERMOSETTING EPOXIES FROM BEING USED FOR THIS APPLICATION. FLEXURAL STRENGTH EQUIVALENT TO THAT OF FIBER REINFORCED EPOXY CAN BE ACHIEVED IN COMBINATION WITH AN ORDER OF MAGNITUDE IMPROVEMENT IN IMPACT STRENGTH. THE ABILITY TO USE MODIFIED METAL FORMING TECHNIQUES (E.G., ROLL-FORMING AND WELDING) WILL ULTIMATELY RESULT IN HIGH PRODUCTION RATES AND LOW COST. PHASE I FEASIBILITY DEMONSTRATION WILL CONSIST OF: ROLL-FORMING OF 2 IN. FIBER REINFORCED CHANNEL SECTION; SHEAR AND PEEL STRENGTH TESTS ON WELDED THERMOPLASTIC CORE-SKIN JOINT, AND FABRICATION OF SMALL (1 IN. X 1 IN.) SAMPLE DECK PANEL.

Principal Investigator:

Joseph s boyce
6178903200

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Foster-miller Inc
350 Second Ave Waltham, MA 02254

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