Optimized Matrices for Low-Cost Composites with Tailored Interphases - P4418

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W31P4Q-19-C-0034
Agency Tracking Number: A182-115-0209
Amount: $99,996.55
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: A18-115
Solicitation Number: 2018.2
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2019
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-12-19
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-06-18
Small Business Information
135 Rock Road, Horsham, PA, 19044
DUNS: 075537910
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Simon Chung
 (215) 542-8400
 simon@materials-sciences.com
Business Contact
 Thomas Cassin
Phone: (215) 542-8400
Email: cassin@materials-sciences.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The innovation offered in this proposal is a science-based methodology to reduce composite fabrication time while retaining (or increasing) specific mechanical properties by tailoring resin chemistry and fiber sizing. The key to the methodology is to fully understand the fiber-resin interactions, fiber surface science, and cure kinetics to provide a more optimal resin formulation that balances cure cycle time and mechanical properties. The approach is dedicated to tailoring fiber-resin interaction through relatively small adjustments in the resin formulation, fiber sizing, and surface treatment, for a specific application rather than develop a new fiber-resin system that attempts to be a one size fits all approach. The end product is a series of design guidelines for engineers to select optimal fiber-resin system and cure cycle procedure that unifies and harmonizes structural design, resin chemistry, and manufacturing engineering.

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