Carbon-Carbon Manufacturing Process Modeling - P4424

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-19-P-5064
Agency Tracking Number: F182-097-1061
Amount: $149,980.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF182-097
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-12-18
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-12-18
Small Business Information
135 Rock Road, Horsham, PA, 19044
DUNS: 075537910
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Devlin Hayduke
 (215) 542-8400
Business Contact
 Thomas Cassin
Phone: (215) 542-8400
Research Institution
Next generation hypersonic vehicles require advanced thermal protection systems (TPS) to meet performance objectives.The development of these advanced systems requires the continued research of materials that have a TPS pedigree, i.e., carbon-carbon (C-C) composites.At least for short durations, C-C has the capability to withstand very high temperatures while maintaining structural integrity. Even though these materials have been used for decades, their manufacturing (mfg) processes are still a craft.In order to improve properties, increase process repeatability, as well as reduced manufacturing and qualification costs and decrease manufacturing times an improved understanding and modeling of the manufacturing processes used to make C-C composites is needed.In response to this need, Materials Sciences Corporation in collaboration will Lawrence Livermore National laboratory proposes linking an established nonlinear composite material modeling methodology to a chemical process simulation model in order to develop a manufacturing process modeling tool that accurately predicts variations in mechanical and physical properties in C-C components.In particular, we propose the development of a kinetically informed simulation capability for the prediction of void structure within C-C materials as they undergo pyrolytic conversion from a resin precursor to their final sp2 hybridized carbon form.

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