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IMPROVEMENT OF PENETRATOR PERFORMANCE BY INCREASING/ ENGINEERING CASE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F08630-03-C-0017
Agency Tracking Number: 021MN-0215
Amount: $729,657.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: N/A
Award Year: 2003
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): N/A
Award End Date (Contract End Date): N/A
Small Business Information
3733 S. Telegraph Rd., Dearborn, MI, 48124
DUNS: 062080499
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 V. FEDCHUN
 SR. METALLURGICAL ENGINEE
 (248) 788-3900
 MODALL2@AOL.COM
Business Contact
 MARK RAZDOLSKY
Title: MANAGING MEMBER
Phone: (248) 788-3900
Email: MODALL2@AOL.COM
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Achieving a combination of high level of strength and toughness in metal alloys has always been the goal of metallurgical research, particularly true in development of construction steel alloys. Significant advances have been made in this area in the pasttwenty years, culminating with introduction of alloys AF1410 and AerMet100. Unfortunately the enhancement of properties was typically obtained through expensive processing and through use of substantial concentrations of cobalt and nickel. This drove theprice of such alloys 6-10 times that of ordinary steel. At such price levels these grades are only suitable for the most exclusive and critical applications.Phase I research demonstrates feasibility of producing steel alloys with similar level of strength and toughness as that of HP9-4-20 and AerMet100, but at substantially reduced cost. This is accomplished through utilization of conventional production /processing methods and elimination from the composition of very expensive cobalt. These researchers believe that continued development will lead to production of an alloy with yield strength of 235-250 ksi and impact strength of 30-32 ft-lb but atproduction cost of under $1 per pound. This would represent a significant improvement over alloys currently utilized in the area of air delivered munitions.

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