Optimization of Polyurea Coatings for Blast and Impact Resistance

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$70,000.00
Award Year:
2008
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N00014-08-M-0261
Agency Tracking Number:
N08A-001-0042
Solicitation Year:
2008
Solicitation Topic Code:
N08-T001
Solicitation Number:
2008.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:
Richard D Hreha
Research Scientist
(937) 320-1877
hrehard@crgrp.net
Business Contact:
Stephen Vining
Director, Government Programs
(937) 320-1877
viningsd@crgrp.net
Research Institution:
UNIV. OF DAYTON
Robert P Boehmer
300 College Park
Dayton, OH, 45469
(937) 229-2919
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Cornerstone Research Group, Inc. (CRG) proposes to fully develop polyurea coatings for blast and impact resistance. Polyurea coatings show promise for increasing the blast and impact resistance of buildings and vehicles, but further development is necessary to ensure the success of these materials. Currently, there is no method for assessing the suitability of a coating for blast and impact resistance, as well as optimizing characteristics such as thickness and geometry. CRG will characterize polyurea materials on a variety of substrates and geometries, and develop a method for characterizing and optimizing the coating performance. Characterizing testing using a Universal Testing Machine (UTM) as well as real-world ballistics testing will be performed on coatings applied to a variety of substrates, with the end goal of developing an effective coating for blast and impact resistance.

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