STRUCTURES THROUGH USE OF GRAPHITE FIBER REINFORCEMENT

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 4112
Amount: $50,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Material Concepts Inc
666 N Hagueave, Columbus, OH, 43204
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DAVID M GODDARD
 (614) 272-5785
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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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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