Structurally Efficient, Low-Cost Joining Techniques (MSC P1T11-403)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-04-M-0117
Agency Tracking Number: N041-093-1416
Amount: $99,996.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2004
Solicitation Year: 2004
Solicitation Topic Code: N04-093
Solicitation Number: 2004.1
Small Business Information
500 Office Center Drive, Suite 250, Fort Washington, PA, 19034
DUNS: 075537910
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Katherine McKinney
 Associate Engineer
 (215) 542-8400
Business Contact
 Thomas Cassin
Title: President
Phone: (215) 542-8400
Research Institution
The proposed development effort will use novel load transfer mechanisms to significantly increase the load carrying capacity of T-joints and Cruciform-joints for composite sandwich panels. The approach is to directly transfer load using core inserts or direct tension ties between panels. Many of the concepts involve advanced low-cost fabrication processes such as pultrusion and compression molding to form element of the joints. The program includes a study of enabling fabrication technologies, and a critical fabrication review by a shipyard. Static testing of selected joints will be performed.

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