SUPERIOR FIBER INSERTS FOR NUTS

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 18426
Amount: $49,940.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1992
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Materials Analysis, Inc.
10338 Miller Road, Dallas, TX, 75238
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jamie L. Petty-galis
 (214) 343-3811
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objective of this Phase I investigation is to develop candidate designs for a prototype prevailing torque nut with a locking mechanism that can be reliable re-used. The current prevailing torque nuts used in military aircraft are a nuisance in the respect that they will provide adequate locking for only one installation. This "single-use" criterion requires the maintenance of adequate stocks of spare lock nuts. Elimination of the single-use limitation of the nuts utilizing fiber inserts would reduce fastener inventory requirements as well as eliminate the risk of mission readiness. Successful completion of this Phase I effort will provide a design prototype nut with a recoverable locking capability for flight test and concept validation dkuring Phase II investigations.

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