Accumulative Roll Bonding of Ultrahigh Strength Light Alloys

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W911QX-11-C-0021
Agency Tracking Number: A102-060-1892
Amount: $70,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2010
Solicitation Topic Code: A10-060
Solicitation Number: 2010.2
Small Business Information
OH, Euclid, OH, 44117-1242
DUNS: 175863463
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Brian Doud
 Engineering Manager
 (216) 404-0053
Business Contact
 Andrew Sherman
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (216) 404-0053
Research Institution
The proposed Phase I SBIR project will conduct exploratory development of scalable manufacturing processes for producing high strength lightweight metals. This Phase I SBIR program will extend work and significant prior investment that Powdermet has carried out in the nanocomposite and syntactic composite aluminum system, and in this program we will utilize recent developments in nanocrystalline magnesium alloys, along with large scale mill equipment purchased and installed by Powdermet to produce 12"X 12"plates using a series of processing schemes. The base approach to be taken in this Phase I program will be to try and validate the exploratory work done on milled, Mg-2Y-1Zn alloys by Koch et al, which demonstrated over 2GPa hardnesses in mechanically alloyed Mg-2Y-1Zn alloys that were hot pressed at 180 degrees C to develop long range order. The long period superlattice phase proposed by Inoue in rapidly solidified Mg-Y-Zn alloy powders, combined with the nanocrystalline grains size derived from the mechanical alloying process at North Carolina State University, are believed to be the underlying strengthening mechanisms resulting in the high strength. This program will focus entirely on the magnesium alloys during Phase I.

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