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AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS WHICH UTILIZE THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES OFFER SIGNIFICANT…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
4474
Program Year/Program:
1986 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
4474
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Taylor S R & Assocs
516 Sw Kaw Bartlesville, OK 74003
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1986
Title: AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS WHICH UTILIZE THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES OFFER SIGNIFICANT ADVANTAGES OVER METALLIC STRUCTURES DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF REDUCED WEIGHT AND INCREASED STRENGTH INHERENT IN COMPOSITE STRUCTURES.
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $51,740.00
 

Abstract:

AIRCRAFT COMPONENTS WHICH UTILIZE THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES OFFER SIGNIFICANT ADVANTAGES OVER METALLIC STRUCTURES DUE TO THE COMBINATION OF REDUCED WEIGHT AND INCREASED STRENGTH INHERENT IN COMPOSITE STRUCTURES. FABRICATION OF THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES IS PLAGUED BY POROSITY OR VOIDS IN THE CONSOLIDATED PART, POOR, INEFFICIENT FIBER WETTING AND DIFFICULT CONTROL OF RESIN FLOW AND CRYSTALLINITY. ULTRASONIC ACTIVATION CAN IMPROVE OR INCREASE RESIN FLOW AT SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER TEMPERATURES AND PRESSURES OVER CURRENT TECHNOLOGY. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED PROJECT IS TO DEMONSTRATE THE TECHNICAL FEASIBILITY OF APPLYING SUCH BENEFICIAL EFFECTS TO IMPROVE THE PROCESSING OF THERMOPLASTIC RESINS SUCH AS PEEK. PHASE I WORK WILL QUANTIFY THE EFFECT OF ULTRASONIC ACTIVATION ON RESIN VISCOSITY, FIBER WETTING AND RESIN CRYSTALLINITY WHILE PHASE II DEVELOPMENT WILL SCALE UP THE TECHNIQUE TO CONTINUOUS PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENTS.

Principal Investigator:

Dr scott r taylor
9183338122

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Taylor S R & Assocs
423 Ne Fenway Bartlesville, OK 74006

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