HIGH DAMPING CAPACITY STRUCTURAL METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Amount:
$49,961.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
9569
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Cordec Corp
Po Box 188 - 8270-b Cinder Bed, Lorton, VA, 22079
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Dr Raymond J Weimer
 (703) 550-8044
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
A NEW CLASS OF METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES (MMC'S) BASED ON POLYMERIC REINFORCEMENTS WAS RECENTLY SHOWN TO BE FEASIBLE IN OUR LABORATORIES. PROPERLY DESIGNED, SUCH COMPOSITES WOULD HAVE LOW DENSITY IN ADDITION TO HIGH STRENGTH, TOUGHNESS, AND FATIGUE RESISTANCE. MOREOVER, THE ACOUSTIC DAMPING CAPACITY IS POTENTIALLY EXCEPTIONAL. IN THE PROPOSED WORK, NEWLY DEVELOPED MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY WOULD BE USED TO DEMONSTRATE CONTINUOUS PILOT-SCALE PRODUCTION IN PRACTICAL QUANTITIES SUITABLE FOR ENGINEERING CHARACTERIZATION OF PROTOTYPE STRUCTURES AND TO DEMONSTRATE THE COMMERCIAL VIABILITY OF SUCH A PROCESS. PRELIMINARY PROCESS/STRUCTURE/PROPERTY RELATIONSHIPS WILL BE OBTAINED TO ESTABLISH INITIAL PERFORMANCE ENVELOPES AND DESIGN CRITERIA.

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