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Blast and Impact Resistance of Polyurea Coatings on Metallic and Non-Metallic…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
85116
Program Year/Program:
2008 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N08A-001-0332
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 78733-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2008
Title: Blast and Impact Resistance of Polyurea Coatings on Metallic and Non-Metallic Materials
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-08-M-0264
Award Amount: $70,000.00
 

Abstract:

Texas Research Institute Austin (TRI/Austin) proposes to utilize various software packages to model and design polyurea-based armor for improved blast and impact resistance of the Marine Corps Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV). Two commercial polyurea systems and one previously developed TRI/Austin proprietary system will be evaluated during the Phase I effort. Mechanical property testing will be performed so that the materials can be accurately represented in the modeling scenarios. Substrate compatibility will also be examined for each material. TRI/Austin will utilize the modeling programs to determine the appropriate coverage and thickness of polyurea armor to be applied to the EFV in order to maximize crew protection while minimizing armor and vehicle weight. University of Texas at Austin (UT/Austin) will partner with TRI/Austin in this effort by performing additional adhesion and modeling studies. The results of these modeling studies will be corroborated with blast and fragmentation impact testing during Phase II. Ultimately, this project is intended to result in a practical, lightweight, polyurea-based armor that can be easily applied to the EFV to enhance crew survivability during blast events.

Principal Investigator:

Brad Rix
Principal Investigator
5122632101
brix@tri-austin.com

Business Contact:

Monte Fellingham
Contracts Administrator
5122632101
mfellingham@tri-austin.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

TEXAS RESEARCH INSTITUTE AUSTIN, INC.
9063 Bee Caves Road Austin, TX 78733

EIN/Tax ID: 742518103
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
UNIV. OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
Aerospace Engineering
1 University Station
Austin, TX 78712
Contact: Ken Liechti
Contact Phone: (512) 471-4164
RI Type: Nonprofit college or university