Multi-Material Structures

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Amount:
$69,446.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
N65538-10-M-0070
Solitcitation Year:
2009
Solicitation Number:
2009.3
Branch:
Navy
Award Year:
2010
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
N093-191-0684
Solicitation Topic Code:
N093-191
Small Business Information
Hi-Test Laboratories, Inc
P.O. Box 87, 1104 Arvon Rd., Arvonia, VA, 23004
Hubzone Owned:
Y
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
078191590
Principal Investigator
 William Gregory
 Principal Engineer
 (434) 581-3204
 william.gregory@hitestlabs.com
Business Contact
 William Yancey
Title: President
Phone: (434) 581-3204
Email: bill.yancey@hitestlabs.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Composite materials are prime candidates for use in the design of US Navy non-pressure and control surfaces for submarines and topside and mast structure for surface ships. These materials offer the advantage of increased specific modulus and strength as compared to the traditional metallic options. Further, composite materials offer the ability to tailor the strength and stiffness of the structure through selected use and placement of alternative reinforcements within a specific lay-up. This effort investigates alternative approaches to tailoring the transition between two or more different materials, meeting the strength and stiffness performance requirements, while minimizing galvanic corrosion. The investigation of alternative approaches takes on various levels of consideration: global structural and non-structural assessment; micro-mechanics analysis for strain compatibility; galvanic corrosion between multi-material connection configurations; and material compatibility between the resin matrix and the alternative reinforcements.

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