Unit-Cell Approach for C/C Process and Mechanical Modeling

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: FA8650-19-P-5062
Agency Tracking Number: F182-097-1859
Amount: $149,575.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: AF182-097
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-11-28
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-11-28
Small Business Information
300 E. Swedesford Rd, Wayne, PA, 19087
DUNS: 966563884
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 John Podhiny
 (610) 964-9000
 john.podhiny@m-r-d.com
Business Contact
 Brian Sullivan
Phone: (610) 964-6131
Email: brian.sullivan@m-r-d.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The properties of carbon-carbon composites often exhibit significant variability due to variations in processing conditions and spatial variations inherent in the material structure of fabric-reinforced composite materials.The proposed Phase I program will address these issues, and will identify, develop, and demonstrate novel methods for simulating the processing and mechanical response of C/C materials throughout the fabrication process that will account for spatial variation in material structure and variations in processing conditions.The effort will include:1) manufacturing of representative C/C plates via a phenolic impregnation process; 2) gathering of micro-CT data to determine as-fabricated material structure; 3) measurement of selected material properties at various stages of processing; 4) demonstration and correlation of cure, pyrolysis, and mechanical response models that utilize detailed composite unit cell definitions of the C/C material as defined via micro-CT.

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