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LOW COST HIGH PERFORMANCE CONTINUOUS FIBER CERAMIC COMPOSITES: 3-D BRAIDED…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
15946
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
15946
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Quadrax Advanced Materials
300 High Point Avenue Portsmouth, RI 02871
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: LOW COST HIGH PERFORMANCE CONTINUOUS FIBER CERAMIC COMPOSITES: 3-D BRAIDED PREFORMS AS SIC MATRIX COMPOSITES USING CVI
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $49,950.00
 

Abstract:

3-D BRAIDED PREFORMS SHOULD INCREASE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF CERAMIC COMPOSITES IN ALL DIRECTIONS; ITS INTERLOCKING FIBER ARCHITECTURE SHOULD BE EFFECTIVE IN ARRESTING CRACKS, AND REMOVING CATASTROPIC FAILURE. THIS PROJECT ADDRESSES THE ISUES OF MERGING AN EFFECTIVE REINFORCEMENT SYSTEM WITH AN INEXPENSIVE CERAMIC MATRIX PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY TO DISCOVER A LOW COST MANUFACTURING ROUTE TO HIGH PERFORMANCE CERAMIC COMPOSITE SHAPES. CVI IS AN INFILTRATION TECHNOLOGY THAT PROVIDES HIGH QUALITY CERAMIC MATRICES IN COMPOSITES. ITS USE WITH THE 3-D BRAIDED PREFORMS IS EXPECTED TO MEET AND EXCEED REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS PROJECT. THE ULTIMATE COST TO FABRICATE SUCH COMPOSITES WILL BE A SIGNIFICANT FACTOR IN SOME APPLICATIONS; ONCE THE PERFORMANCE LEVEL HAS BEEN DEFINED, REDUCTIONS IN MANUMANUFACTURING COSTS CAN FOLLOW, OPTIMIZING THE EFFICIENCY OF THIS SYSTEM; ALTERNATE SYSTEMS MAY ULTIMATELY PROVE ATTRACTIVE, COST WISE. IN THIS PHASE I, ENOUGH PROCESSING TRIALS WILL BE MADE TO PRODUCE A REPRESENTATIVE MATRIX TO HOST THE PREFORM. PREDICTION OF OF MECHANICAL PROPERTIES BASED ON BRAID GEOMETRY AND FIBER PROPERTIES WILL DETERMINE THE VALIDITY OF THE APPROACH TO CERAMIC COMPOSITES.

Principal Investigator:

Robert A Florentine
Principal Investigator
4016836600

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Quadrax Advanced Materials Sys
300 High Point Ave Portsmouth, RI 02871

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