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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Transportation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$47,000.00
Award Year:
1983
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
305
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
The Cumagna Corpon
26 S. Wakefield Road, Norristown, PA, 19403
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR. ROBERT A. FLORENTINE
PRESIDENT
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
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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