FABRICATING STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS, SUCH AS I-BEAMS, FROM FIBERREINFORCED COMPOSITE MATERIALS.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Transportation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 305
Amount: $47,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1983
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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26 S. Wakefield Road, Norristown, PA, 19403
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR. ROBERT A. FLORENTINE
 PRESIDENT
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Research Institution
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Abstract
FABRICATING STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS, SUCH AS I-BEAMS, FROM FIBERREINFORCED COMPOSITE MATERIALS. THESE ELEMENTS ARE EXPECTEDTO BE EXTREMELY STRONG, ONE-FOURTH THE DENSITY OF STEEL, ANDTO PERMIT CONSIDERABLE SAVINGS IN THE COST OF ERECTION, MAINTENANCE, AND REPLACEMENT OF BRIDGES, ETC. PHASE I WILL PRODUCE, TEST, AND ANALYZE I-BEAMS FABRICATED FROM SEVERAL MAGNAWEAVE CONSTRUCTIONS (WEAVE GEOMETRIES); THE PROGRAM WILL DEMONSTRATE THE FEASIBILITY OF ADAPTING THE PROCESS TO BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION ELEMENTS. IT WILL ALSO INDICATE THE POTENTIAL VALUE OF SUCH COMPOSITE SHAPES TO REDUCE THE COST AND COMPLEXITY OF BRIDGE CONSTRUCTION, AND PROVIDE SOME ESTIMATE OF THE PROLONGED LIFETIME OF MAGNAWEAVE- BUILT BRIDGES. THE PROGRAM WILL OPERATE WITH DATA GENERATED ELSEWHERE FOR MATERIAL.

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