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ASSESSMENT OF FIBER REINFORCED PLASTICS FOR COMBATANT SUBMARINE STRUCTURES

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
3586
Program Year/Program:
1987 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
3586
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Abaris
125 Catron Dr Reno, NV 89512
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1987
Title: ASSESSMENT OF FIBER REINFORCED PLASTICS FOR COMBATANT SUBMARINE STRUCTURES
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITE MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE WITH A VARIETY OF PERFORMANCE FACTORS AND MANUFACTURING METHODS. THERE ARE SEVERAL STRUCTURAL CONCEPTS THAT CAN BE UTILIZED WITH COMPOSITES. THIS PROJECT IS TO PERFORM A FEASIBILITY STUDY TO DETERMINE THE APPLICABILITY OF FIBER REINFORCED PLASTIC COMPOSITE MATERIALS FOR COMBATANT SUBMARINE STRUCTURES. EXAMPLES OF STRUCTURES TO BE ANALYZED ARE THE PRESSURE HULL, HIGH PRESSURE GAS FLASKS, WEAPONS STOWAGE STRUCTURE, CONTROL SURFACES, BED PLATES, PIPE HANGARS AND NON BUILT-IN TANKS. THE SCOPE OF THE CONTRACT WILL LIMIT THE DETAIL THAT CAN BE ACHIEVED. A METHODOLOGY FOR FURTHER ANALYSIS WILL BE DEVELOPED. THE CAPABILITY OF THE COMPOSITES INDUSTRY TO DEVELOP THE STRUCTURE WILL BE ASSESSED. THE WEIGHT SAVINGS THAT CAN BE ACHIEVED WILL BE ESTIMATED, AS WELL AS THE ASSOCIATED TECHNICAL RISKS FOR DEVELOPMENT. AS COMPOSITES ARE SIGNIFICANTLY MORE RESISTANT TO CORROSION THAN METALS, THE POTENTIAL REDUCTION OF LIFE CYCLE COSTS WILL BE STUDIED.

Principal Investigator:

William L Murphy
7027475333

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Abaris
1254 St Alberts Dr Reno, NV 89503

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