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Novel Nanostructured Magnesium Composites for Lightweight, Structural…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Army
Award ID:
97878
Program Year/Program:
2010 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
A102-053-0992
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
ARMY 10-053
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
MATSYS, Inc.
45490 Ruritan Circle Sterling, VA -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Novel Nanostructured Magnesium Composites for Lightweight, Structural Applications
Agency / Branch: DOD / ARMY
Contract: W15QKN-11-C-0003
Award Amount: $69,999.00
 

Abstract:

MATSYS proposes to develop novel compositions and processing techniques to produce lightweight, high-strength, nanostructured, Mg-based composites for structural and light armor applications. This effort will combine new approaches in composite material design with our unique expertise in instrumented-Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP) to develop a new generation of cost-efficient, low density and high strength composite materials. In the proposed concept we will use mechanical alloying (MA) to strengthen Mg and Mg alloys by dispersing fibers, such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs), or hard particles, such as boron carbide and graphene, and achieving a nano-grained composite powder. The composite powder will then be consolidated to full density using instrumented-HIP to minimize the exposure of the powder to high temperature and preserve the microstructure of the starting powder. During this program, we will demonstrate the use of MA and instrumented-HIP to achieve the desired nanostructure in a fully dense composite and quantify the dependence of the mechanical properties on the amount of reinforcement. MATSYS will demonstrate the versatility of the approach by fabrication, from different composite powders, fully dense, low density and high strength nanostructured composites that will enhance the performance of lightweight, structural materials and armor applications.

Principal Investigator:

Tony F. Zahrah
Presidet
7039640400
zahrah@matsys.com

Business Contact:

Tony F. Zahrah
Presidet
7039640400
zahrah@matsys.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

MATSYS, Inc.
504 Shaw Road Suite 215 Sterling, VA 20166

EIN/Tax ID: 521908990
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No