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INVESTIGATION OF STRUCTURAL ADHESIVES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
14142
Program Year/Program:
1991 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
14142
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Texas Research Institute Austin, Inc.
9063 Bee Caves Road Austin, TX -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1991
Title: INVESTIGATION OF STRUCTURAL ADHESIVES
Agency: DOT
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $300,000.00
 

Abstract:

THIS PROJECT IS DESIGNED TO FURNISH FHWA WITH A NUMBER OF IMPORTANT PRODUCTS IN PREPARATION FOR ACCELERATED LIFE TESTING (ALT) OF A LARGE SCALE MODEL JOINT AND A LONG TERM FULL SCALE BEAM TEST TO VERIFY THE ALT. THE MOST IMPORTANT PRODUCT IS A PROCEDURE FOR INTRODUCING DESIRED MOISTURE LEVELS INTO LARGE AREA BONDS IN A RELATIVELY SHORT TIME. A SECOND PRODUCT IS THE ALT PLAN WHICH ACCOUNTS FOR THE BEHAVIOR OF INDIVIDUAL ADHESIVE MATERIALS. A THIRD PRODUCT IS A MODEL JOINT DESIGN. FINALLY, THREE ADHESIVES WILL BE CHARACTERIZED TO OBTAIN THE BEHAVIORAL PARAMENTERS NEEDED TOSET ALT EXPOSURE LIMITS. ONE OF THE ADHESIVES IS A TRI FORMULATION FOR WHICH FHWA WILL ACQUIRE LIMITED RIGHTS. IF THE PROJECT IS SUCCESSFUL THROUGH PHASE II, THE AUTHORS ANTICIPATE THAT THERE WILL BE INTEREST IN DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS FOR BOTH NEW CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR APPLICATIONS FOR BONDED STRUCTURES. INITIALLY, THE BONDED STURCTURES MAYNOT BE PRIMARY LOAD BEARING MEMBERS, UNLESS ADHESIVES ARE USED TO AUGMENT BOLTS FOR SPECIAL APPLICATIONS. NEW ADHESIVES WHICH HAVE GREATER ENVIRONMENTAL RESISTANCE WOULD REDUCE THE NUMBER OF BOLTS.

Principal Investigator:

J Scott Thornton
Chairman
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Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Texas Research Institute Austi
415 A Crystal Creek Dr Austin, TX 78746

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