STRUCTURES THROUGH USE OF GRAPHITE FIBER REINFORCEMENT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$50,000.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
4112
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Material Concepts Inc
666 N Hagueave, Columbus, OH, 43204
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DAVID M GODDARD
(614) 272-5785
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
GRAPHITE FIBERS ARE AN EXTREMELY VERSATILE REINFORCEMENT MATERIAL, SINCE THEY ARE AVAILABLE IN BOTH HIGH-MODULUS AND HIGH-STRENGTH VARIETIES. WHEN COMBINED WITH A METAL MATRIX, THE RESULTANT COMPOSITE MATERIALS EXHIBIT EXCELLENT THERMAL AND MECHANICAL PROPERTIES. TO DATE, MOST GRAPHITE/METAL COMPOSITES HAVE UTILIZED ONLY THE HIGHMODULUS FIBERS. THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS PROGRAM IS TO EXTEND THIS TECHNOLOGY TO INCLUDE NOT ONLY HIGH-STRENGTH GRAPHITE FIBERS, BUT ALSO HYBRID COMPOSITES CONTAINING BOTH HIGH-STRENGTH AND HIGH-MODULUS FIBERS. ESTABLISHED FIBER COATING AND CASTING TECHNIQUE FOR GRAPHITE/MAGNESIUM COMPOSITES, TOGETHER WITH A VARIETY OF HIGH-STRENGTH FIBERS AVAILABLE FROM SEVERAL MANUFACTURERS, WILL BE EMPLOYED TO PRODUCE MATERIALS WHICH EXHIBIT FULL TRANSLATION OF FIBER PROPERTIES. HYBRIDE MATERIALS WILL THEN BE CAST AND CHARACTERIZED, AND A DEMONSTRATION ARTICLE CONTAINING THE TWO FIBER TYPES WILL BE PRODUCED.

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