Reduced Contamination Processing of Gamma TiAl Matrix Composites

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$79,802.00
Award Year:
1994
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
25962
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Msnw, Inc.
P.o. Box 865, San Marcos, CA, 92079
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Dr George H. Reynolds
(619) 489-9471
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
The proposed Phase I research project will quantify the sources of contamination in powder/binder processing of sapphire monofilament reinforced gamma TiAl metal matrix composites as currently practiced, demonstrate alternative reduced contamination binder systems and removal methods, and examine the feasibility of binderless processing of powder/monofilament combinations. In addition, sputter-coated sapphire monofilaments will be prepared having coatings of the same alloy composition as that of the low-interstitial powders for comparison of product quality and relative contamination levels. Sources of contamination in each process will be identified and methods for minimization demonstrated. The project will provide samples of materials prepared both by powder/binder processing and by sputtering to Pratt & Whitney-Florida for independent evaluation. The project will be performed with the technical assistance of Pratt & Whitney-Florida and Rice University.

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