RESEARCH ON IMPROVED THERMALLY SPRAYED ALUMINUM NON-SKID COATINGS IS PROPOSED.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$47,444.00
Award Year:
1986
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
4172
Agency Tracking Number:
4172
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Msnw Inc (Currently MSNW, INC.)
Po Box 865, San Marcos, CA, 92069
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR GEORGE H REYNOLDS
(619) 744-7648
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
RESEARCH ON IMPROVED THERMALLY SPRAYED ALUMINUM NON-SKID COATINGS IS PROPOSED. THE IMPROVED COATINGS ARE ALUMINUM-ALUMINUM OXIDE METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES RATHER THAN PURE ALUMINUM. COMPARED TO CONVENTIONAL THERMALLY SPRAYED PURE ALUMINUM COATINGS, THE COMPOSITES HAVE DEMONSTRATED HIGHER HARDNESS AND BOND STRENGTH AND ARE EXPECTED TO DEMONSTRATE IMPROVED WEAR RESISTANCE AND INCREASED FRICTION COEFFICIENT AND CORROSION RESISTANCE. A SYSTEMATIC STUDY WILL BE PERFORMED TO PRODUCE PURE ALUMINUM COATINGS AS A BASELINE AND THE IMPROVED ALUMINUM-ALUMINUM OXIDE COMPOSITE COATINGS BY BOTH POWDER SPRAY AND ARCH WIRE SPRAY. PROCESS PARAMETERS TO BE INVESTIGATED INCLUDE SURFACE PREPARATION TECHNIQUES, BOND COATS, OXIDE PHASE LOADING (COATING COMPOSITION) AND THERMAL SPRAY METHOD. EVALUATION OF THE EXPERIMENTAL COATINGS WILL BE BY MEANS OF METALLOGRAPHIC EXAMINATION, HARDNESS/MICROHARDNESS MEASUREMENTS, BOND STRENGTH MEASUREMENTS AND STATIC/DYNAMIC FRICTION TESTING.

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