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Development of Innovative Shape Memory Alloy Connections and Dampers for Frame Structures Under Extreme Loading

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9132T-04-C-0029
Agency Tracking Number: A045-023-0166
Amount: $99,544.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Solicitation Topic Code: A04-T023
Solicitation Number: N/A
Solicitation Year: 2004
Award Year: 2004
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2004-08-02
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2005-02-01
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 11243
Oakland, CA 94611
United States
DUNS: 014235662
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Ian Aiken
 (510) 595-7498
Business Contact
 Ian Aiken
Title: Principal
Phone: (510) 595-7498
Research Institution
 Georgia Institute of Technology
 Reginald DesRoches
School of Civil & Envir. Engrg, 790 Atlantic Drive
Atlanta, GA 30332
United States

 (404) 385-0826
 Nonprofit College or University

The work outlined in this Phase I proposal will advance recently developed SMA beam-column connection concepts toward practical implementation. The work consists of three main tasks: (i) a materials characterization and development program focused on large diameter NiTi martensitic and superelastic bars that will evaluate size effects and thermomechanical processing on stress-strain properties for a range of loading; (ii) designing and analytically investigating the seismic response of a partially-restrained MRF building with SMA beam-column connections, and a building with SMA brace dampers, and (iii) the development of practical design concepts for SMA beam-column connections and preliminary recommendations for the design of structures incorporating SMA connections.

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