IMPROVEMENT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Army
Amount:
$93,060.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
2364
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Gumbs Associates Inc
26 Avenue B, Newark, NJ, 07114
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR RONALD W GUMBS
(201) 824-5110
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THE USE OF ORGANIC MATRIX COMPOSITES IN HIGH PERFORMANCE AIRCRAFTS REQUIRES A MATRIX MATERIAL POSSESSING A COMBINATION OF HIGH STIFFNESS AND STRENGTH AT OPERATING CONDITIONS. THIS PROPOSAL OUTLINES A RESEARCH PROGRAM AIMED AT SYNTHESIS, CHARACTERIZATION AND CROSSLINKING OF A NOVEL CRYSTALLIZABLE THERMOPLASTIC MATERIAL. THE CURING PROCESS IS EXPECTED TO RAISE THE GLASS TRANSITION TEMPERATURE AND IMPROVE THE HIGH TEMPERATURE RESPONSE OF THE RESIN CLOSE TO ITS GLASS TRANSITION TEMPERATURE. THE PROPOSED STUDY ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF CROSSLINKABLE TYPES OF CRYSTALLINE THERMOPLASTICS WILL LEAD TO THERMOPLASTIC MATRIX COMPOSITES WITH IMPROVED THERMAL PROPERTIES, DIMENSIONAL STABILITY AND SOLVENT RESISTANCE, WITHOUT SACRIFICING THE UNIQUE FRACTURE TOUGHNESS OF THE THERMOPLASTICS. THE PHYSICAL PROPERTIES OF THE POLYMERS AND SOME PRELIMINARY DATA ON THEIR THERMOFORMING CHARACTERISTICS WILL BE DETERMINED. PHASE II WILL EMPHASIZE MORE DETAILED CHARACTERIZATIONS OF THE SINGLE AND MULTI-PLY COMPOSITES, AS WELL AS DETAILED EVALUATIONS OF THE THERMOFORMING AND RADIATION INDUCED CROSSLINKING AT THE LAMINA AND LAMINATE LEVEL.

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