High Performance 3D Composite Preforms Manufactured Via Novel In Situ Vapor Grown Carbon Fiber Infusion

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$70,704.00
Award Year:
2004
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA9550-04-C-0129
Award Id:
67955
Agency Tracking Number:
F045-020-0267
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
91 Westpark Road, Centerville, OH, 45459
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
119128051
Principal Investigator:
David Curliss
President/Senior Scientist
(937) 298-3713
david.curliss@p2si.com
Business Contact:
Jason Lincoln
Vice President/Materials Engineer
(937) 298-3713
jason.lincoln@p2si.com
Research Institution:
The Ohio State University
Mark E Walter
Engineering Experiment Station, 156 Hitchcock Hall
Columbus, OH, 43210
(614) 292-6081
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The objective of this proposal is to develop and demonstrate the feasibility and payoff of novel in situ vapor grown carbon fiber (VGCF) reinforcement of 3D woven or braided composite preforms for advanced composite aerospace structural or thermal-structural applications. In this approach the carbon nanofibers are grown within the composite perform in a controllable and tailorable manner to yield the desired reinforcement size, morphology, and spatial distribution for the chosen advanced composite application. The approach holds tremendous promise to increase the strength, stiffness, and damage tolerance of advanced composites while preserving the inherent affordability of near-net-shape woven or braided preforms for component manufacturing. The technology is generally applicable with any composite preforming technology including carbon, graphite, glass, quartz, ceramic, or metal fiber woven, braided, or constructed performs. The resulting VGCF reinforced preforms can be tailored for optimal thermal and structural performance.

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