3 Dimensional Nano-Scale Reinforcement Architecture for Advanced Composite Structures

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-04-C-0122
Agency Tracking Number:
F045-020-0116
Solicitation Year:
2004
Solicitation Topic Code:
AF04-T020
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
CARBON SOLUTIONS, INC.
5094 Victoria Hill Drive, Riverside, CA, 92506
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
069711286
Principal Investigator:
Junbo Gao
Research Scientist
(909) 234-2738
sales@carbonsolution.com
Business Contact:
Robert Haddon
President
(909) 234-2738
haddon@carbonsolution.com
Research Institution:
UCLA
H. T Hahn
Mechanical and Aerospace, Engineering Department
Los Angeles, CA, 90095
(310) 794-9117
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
This STTR Phase I project will focus on fabricating 3-D multi-scale macro/nanocomposites with carbon nanotubes (CNTs) integrated in carbon fiber preforms. The incorporation of nanoscale CNTs and conventional micro-scale carbon fibers into the polymer matrix will lead to a hierarchy of the reinforcement scales, ranging from a single fiber surrounded by a nanocomposite sheath to a bundle of fibers with inter-fiber nanoscale reinforcement, and a laminated or textile fibrous composite with nanoscale reinforcement bridging into the matrix-rich regions. The microstructure and performance of the composites will be characterized and analyzed. Process-structure-property relations for the composites will be established and feedback to improve the CNT deposition processes and also to understand the relation between the 3-D nano-structure and composite properties.

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