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

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,998.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-04-M-0117
Agency Tracking Number:
N041-093-1416
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
MATERIALS SCIENCES CORP.
500 Office Center Drive, Suite 250, Fort Washington, PA, 19034
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
075537910
Principal Investigator:
Katherine McKinney
Associate Engineer
(215) 542-8400
mckinney@materials-sciences.com
Business Contact:
Thomas Cassin
President
(215) 542-8400
cassin@materials-sciences.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
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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