Intrinsically Damping Composites

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Navy
Amount:
$69,980.00
Award Year:
2010
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N65538-10-M-0094
Agency Tracking Number:
N093-202-0882
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 09-202
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
EIC Laboratories, Inc.
111 Downey Street, Norwood, MA, 02062
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
076603836
Principal Investigator:
Michael Gilbert
Senior Scientist
(781) 769-9450
gilbert@eiclabs.com
Business Contact:
D. Rauh
President
(781) 769-9450
drauh@eiclabs.com
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
Nanostructured epoxies are proposed as matrices for intrinsically damping glass fiber reinforced composites. Comprising blends of standard epoxy resins modified by addition of liquid thermoplastic polymers and complex anion electrolytes, these materials self-structure during cure to form co-continuous networks of high strength epoxy and linear polymer having nano-scale inter-domain dimensions. The unique morphology and high interfacial area provide these materials with rigidity, toughness and an inherent vibrational damping capability of 5%. These blends strongly bond to glass fiber reinforcements and have a proven ability to form high strength composite materials. In this research this technology will be exploited to provide self-damping composites specifically engineered for submarine application.

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