Innovative Materials for Navy Piers

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,994.00
Award Year:
1995
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
28545
Agency Tracking Number:
28545
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
3768 Hawkins Street Ne, Albuquerque, NM, 87109
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Kristen Law
(505) 344-6744
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
A new, one-step pozzolanic cement patch with materials properties superior to those of current materials used in portland cement patching will be developed. Specific improvements include a 5-fold increase in compressive strength, greater corrosion resistance over traditional cement-based patching materials. The current limitation of pozzolanic cements is slow reaction time leading to uneconomically long cure times. TPL proposes to accelerate the cementatious reaction mechanism through low temperature hydrothermal synthesis of more chemically active nano-sized starting materials. Smaller starting materials will have the added advantage of reducing porosity and increasing compressive strength and corrosion resistance in the cured product. The hydrothermal synthesis route to production of cementatious starting materials will have significant energy saving over traditional portland cement calcination procedures which require temperatures of 1400 C. Characterization of fabricated patch materials will be via XRD, SEM, and porosimetry. Selected compositions will undergo compaction via hydrostatic pressure to assess effect on mechanical properties. Compressive strength, temperature cycling, and scaling resistance will complete the properties screening.

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