STTR Phase I: Development of Novel Structural Systems from Recycled Aluminum Cans

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$150,000.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
0637612
Award Id:
84858
Agency Tracking Number:
0637612
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
10210 Duryea Dr, 6745 HOLLISTER AVENUE, Richmond, VA, 23235
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
142790042
Principal Investigator:
Steven Castle
Mr
(757) 635-0629
scastle@enhancedoncology.com
Business Contact:
Steven Castle
PhD
(757) 636-0629
scastle@enhancedoncology.com
Research Institute:
VA Commonwealth Univ
Karla M Mossi
P O Box 843015
Richmond, VA, 23284-3015
(804) 827-7000
Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
The Small Business Technology Transfer Research (STTR) project will develop environmentally friendly composite panels from recycled aluminum cans for beams, frame, roof sections, and floor sections in low cost construction industries. The specific objectives include: specific construction techniques for combining can end sections with various materials including (like wood and plastic) to make sandwich panels; experimental testing of the manufactured specimens for mechanical performance and failure properties; and, numerical analysis for the accurate and efficient failure analysis of the advanced structural composite panels. The benefits of the proposed activity include potential cost savings, structural durability, affordability and positive environmental impact due to the use of recycled beverage cans. Since housing frames, walls, and roofing members are predominantly subjected to bending and compressive loads, advanced composite panels reinforced with can end sections may serve as a new durable composite system, and may have benefits over conventional wood, and reinforced wood composites.

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