COMPONENTS MSC P 1627

Award Information
Agency: National Science Foundation
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2661
Amount: $39,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1985
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Materials Sciences Corp
Gwynedd Plaza Ii Bethlehem Pke, Spring House, PA, 19477
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DAVID JOHN BARRETT
 ENGINEER
 (215) 542-8400
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE PROPOSED RESEARCH PROGRAM IS DIRECTED TOWARDS IMPROVING THE DAMPING OF AUTOMOTIVE STRUCTURAL AND MECHANICAL COMPONENTS. THIS IS ACCOMPLISHED BY EXPLOITING THE STRESS COUPLING OF ANISOTROPIC COMPOSITE MATERIAL STRUCTURAL SUBSYSTEMS FOR USE IN LAMINATED CONSTRUCTIONS. THE SUBSYSTEM IS A SANDWICH COMPONENT WITH ELASTIC FACES ANDVISCOELASTIC CORE. A STRUCTURAL DESIGN IS PROPOSED WHICH WILL INCREASE THE LEVEL OF STRESSING AND THUS ENERGY DISSIPATION IN THE VISCOELASTIC LAYERS. SUCH A DESIGN WOULDHAVE WIDESPREAD USE AS A TOOL FOR NOISE AND VIBRATION CONTROL. THE SUCCESS OF THE DESIGN WILL LEAD TO A NUMBER OFCOMMERCIAL APPLICATIONS BOTH WITHIN AND OUT OF THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY.

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