Corrosion Prediction for Nonchrome Based Coatings Systems

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Air Force
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
2006
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
FA8650-06-M-5044
Agency Tracking Number:
F061-116-1713
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
TEXAS RESEARCH INSTITUTE AUSTIN, INC.
9063 Bee Caves Road, Austin, TX, 78733
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
625120902
Principal Investigator:
Rock Rushing
Principal Investigator
(512) 263-2101
rrushing@tri-austin.com
Business Contact:
Monte Fellingham
Contracts Administrator
(512) 263-2101
mfellingham@tri-austin.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Coatings are critical aerospace materials that require well-defined performance and lifetime characteristics. They perform multiple functions on aircraft but one of the more important functions is for prevention of corrosion. Some coatings application areas are expected to last the lifetime of the aircraft after application. The qualification test methods currently used to determine corrosion protection provided by a coating do not accurately predict the lifetimes of coatings products. In fact, the current qualification tests age test specimens for the equivalent of less than two year of service based on the acceleration factors for humidity and temperature. TRI/Austin, Inc. and PPG Industries propose the development of a new corrosion test protocol that will enable determinations of corrosion resistance imparted by coatings on metal substrates. A primary Phase I goal is determination of the primary factors that influence corrosion rates. While this work specifically targets coatings exposures, the outcomes will be applicable to other aircraft corrosion control materials.

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