TITANIUM BASE ALLOYS HAVE THE ADVANTAGE THAT THEY ARE LIGHTWEIGHT AND THE DISADVANTAGE THAT THEY ARE NOT STRONG AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES.

Award Information
Agency:
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$46,000.00
Award Year:
1983
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
597
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Technical Research Associates
420 Chipeta Way, Suite 100, Salt Lake City, UT, 84108
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
DR. GUY B. ALEXANDER
PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
TITANIUM BASE ALLOYS HAVE THE ADVANTAGE THAT THEY ARE LIGHTWEIGHT AND THE DISADVANTAGE THAT THEY ARE NOT STRONG AT ELEVATED TEMPERATURES. THIS PROJECT ADDRESSES THAT PROBLEM AND SUGGESTS THAT TITANIUM BASE ALLOYS MIGHT BE STRENGTHENED BY DISPERSION HARDENING WITH COLLOIDAL OXIDES BY A CASTING TECHNIQUE. THE SUGGESTED PROCESS INCLUDES ADDING A MOLY-THORIA POWDER TO MOLTEN TITANIUM. THERE IS SOME EVIDENCE THAT THORIA COLLOIDS REMAIN AS SUCH IN MOLTEN TITANIUM.

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