SUPER STRENGTH CEMENT PASTE MATRIX COMPOSITE MATERIALS THROUGH MICROSTRUCTURAL CONDITIONING

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 6400
Amount: $49,590.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1987
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
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23147 Canzonet St, Woodland Hills, CA, 91367
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Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 M GUNASEKARAN
 (818) 347-5763
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Abstract
THE LIMITATIONS TO THE MECHANICAL, ELECTRICAL AND DURABILITY PROPERTIES OF HYDRAULIC CEMENT-BASED CONCRETES ARISE FROM THE CAPILLARY AND GEL POROSITY OF THE CEMENT PASTE AND THE NATURE OF THEIR DISTRIBUTION. WITH THE ADVENT OF POLYMER IMPREGNATION TECHNIQUES, FIBER REINFORCING METHODOLOGIES, HIGH-TECHNOLOGY FIBERS SUCH AS CARBON AND ARAMID FIBERS, IT NOW BECOMES POSSIBLE TO DEVELOP A SUPER STRENGTH MATERIAL UTILIZING THESE MATERIALS AND METHODS SYNERGISTICALLY. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS ABROAD AND THE WORK ALREADY DONE IN THE U.S.A. ALONG THESE PATHS INDICATE THE HIGH FEASIBILITY OF DEVELOPING A SUPER STRENGTH MATERIAL IF THE HYDRAULIC CEMENT PASTE MATRIX CAN BE OPTIMIZED. THIS PROPOSAL PUTS FORTH SOME IDEAS WHICH ARE UNIQUE IN SEEKING SUCH A HIGH DEGREE OF OPTIMIZATION OF THE MATRIX THAN HAS SO FAR BEEN ATTAINED.

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