Nanofiber Toughened Adhesives

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$749,856.00
Award Year:
2003
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
F33615-03-C-5603
Agency Tracking Number:
021ML-2594
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
CORNERSTONE RESEARCH GROUP, INC.
2750 Indian Ripple Road, Dayton, OH, 45440
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
130020209
Principal Investigator:
Chrysa Theodore
Senior Research Engineer
(937) 320-1877
theodorecm@crgrp.net
Business Contact:
Patrick Hood
President
(937) 320-1877
hoodpj@crgrp.net
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Joint bonding material must meet stringent mechanical and physical property standards to achieve the necessary level of performance for aircraft structures. The bonds will experience a variety of environmental and loading stresses, and appropriatetoughening of these bonds must be addressed. In Phase I, Cornerstone Research Group, Inc.'s (CRG) technical approach was based on next-generation materials that would increase bond durability, toughness and fatigue. CRG proved the feasibility ofincorporating carbon nanofibers into high-performance adhesives. Based on these results, CRG proposes to develop and characterize a novel adhesive that is toughened with carbon nanofibers. The resulting material system will provide toughening on thenanoscale, which is revolutionary in the field of adhesives. In Phase I, CRG was partnered with Loctite Aerospace, a leading manufacturer of high-performance adhesives. Based on the results from Phase I, Loctite Aerospace and Lockheed Martin Missiles andFire Control - Orlando support CRG's continued development of nanofiber toughened adhesives into Phase II.

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