Corrosion Prediction: Assessing the Effect of Corrosion Protection System Aging

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Air Force
Contract: F33615-01-M-5609
Agency Tracking Number: 011ML-0303
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2001
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
S & K TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
53347 US Highway 93 Ste T, Ronan, MT, 59864
DUNS: 082598447
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jill Ullett
 Senior Scientist
 (937) 229-4717
 jill.ullett@notes.udayton.edu
Business Contact
 John Wensits
Title: Program Manager
Phone: (937) 229-1265
Email: john.wensits@notes.udayton.edu
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Aircraft coatings are complex systems consisting of metal/conversioncoat-primer interface, primer coat, and topcoat. Degradation is caused by synergistic mechanical and chemical/environmental effects. This phase I proposal focuses on modeling the chemicaldegradation of the coating system due to UV and water exposure only. Multi-spectral analysis and electrochemical impedance techniques will be used to follow chemical changes in the system with exposure level and time. An experimental plan has been devisedwhereby the degradation of each component of the coating system can be determined. Based on the experimental findings,S&K Technologies existing corrosion prediction life service model will be enhanced to include degradation of the coating system as afunction of time and basing.A test methodology for evaluation of coating systems for aluminum and a coating life prediction tool will result from this Phase I effort.

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