FLOW APPLICATIONS

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$66,384.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2011
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Elfin Corp D/b/a Us Composites
5 Science Pk, New Haven, CT, 06511
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
AUGUST H KRUESI
(203) 786-5125
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
HIGH PERFORMANCE POROUS MATERIALS ARE NEEDED FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF LAMINAR FLOW TECHNOLOGY. LAMINAR FLOW CONTROL IN AIRCRAFT COULD PROVIDE FUEL SAVINGS UP TO 20%. IN SUBMERSIBLES, THIS TECHNIQUE WILL REDUCE BOTH DRAG AND RADIATED NOISE. COMPOSITE MATERIALS HAVE ADVANTAGES FOR UNDERSEA SUBMERSIBLES: THEY PROVIDE HIGH STRENGTH, ARE NON-CORRODING, NON-MAGNETIC AND ARE READILY MOLDED. COMPOSITES CAN HAVE HIGH INTERNAL DAMPING TO REDUCE RADIATED NOISE. THE CHALLANGE ADDRESSED BY THIS PROPOSAL IS TO DEVELOP A RELIABLE AND ECONOMIC MEANS OF CREATING SMALL PORES IN A COMPOSITE LAMINATE. THREE VARIATIONS OF A NOVEL TECHNIQUE WILL BE USED TO FABRICATE POROUS COMPOSITE TEST CYLINDERS. SURFACE WAVINESS AND FINISH WILL BE MEASURED AND FLOW CHARACTERISTICS WILL BE EVALUATED.

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