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NOVEL PROCESSING OF CO-CONTINUOUS ALPHA-ALUMINA/BETA-NICKEL ALUMINIDE COMPOSITE…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Air Force
Award ID:
36279
Program Year/Program:
1997 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
36279
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
EXCERA MATERIALS GROUP, INC.
6575 Huntley Road Suite A Columbus, OH 43229
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 1997
Title: NOVEL PROCESSING OF CO-CONTINUOUS ALPHA-ALUMINA/BETA-NICKEL ALUMINIDE COMPOSITE STRUCTURES
Agency / Branch: DOD / USAF
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $100,000.00
 

Abstract:

BFD, Inc. proposes to develop the necessary technology for the in-situ fabrication of near net-shape composite structures comprised of alpha-Al203 and beta-NiAl. Based upon BFD's patented and propriety Co-Continuous Ceramic Composite (C4) technologies, a number of processing routes are proposed including Reactive Infiltration of Shaped Precursors (RISP), High Temperature Solvent Exchange (HTSX), and Minority Species Transformation (MST). It is anticipated that alpha- Al203/Beta NiAl C4 materials will feature a reduced density, increased toughness, and excellent creep resistance as compared to monolithic beta-NiAl. Furthermore, since the prosed processing approaches are in-situ, fabricaton is simplified, eliminating the handling, distribution, and lay-up of costly, delicate fibers typically associated with composite processing. While each of the proposed routes is potentially capable of prong C4 materials of the desired constituents, experimental evidence suggests that the physical and mechanical properties of the structures varies with fabrication route. Thus, the goals of the Phase I effort are to (1) identify suitable processing routs for the desired materials, (2) fabricate test specimens from each processing route, and (3) mechanically and microstructurally characterize statistically significant samples from each of the processing routes.

Principal Investigator:

Michael Breslin
6144873689

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Bfd, Inc.
1275 KINNEAR RD Columbus, OH 43212

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