Multi-Material Structures (MSC P9044)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N65538-10-M-0069
Agency Tracking Number: N093-191-0066
Amount: $99,951.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: N093-191
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
135 Rock Road, Horsham, PA, 19044
DUNS: 075537910
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Anthony Caiazzo
 Chief Technical Officer
 (215) 542-8400
Business Contact
 Thomas Cassin
Title: President/CEO
Phone: (215) 542-8400
Research Institution
Minimizing corrosion is a constant challenge to the ship design community. Fiber-reinforced polymers are generally corrosion resistant; in fact glass fiber reinforced composites may be fastened or joined with almost any fastener material to metals without fear of galvanic corrosion. However, carbon fiber reinforced composites, which may be necessary to achieve strength and stiffness performance goals, can induce galvanic corrosion in the attached metal structures, or metal fasteners. In this proposal, Materials Sciences Corporation presents a combined analytical and experimental plan for demonstrating the performance potential of hybrid composite structural components of interest to the undersea Navy. Here, the term hybrid is used to describe a composite manufactured using both carbon and glass fibers, either in general layered configurations or discrete transition areas of a structural component. Two important technical issues will be addressed for two out-of-autoclave material processing systems of interest to the U.S. Navy; viz., evaluation of processing induced stresses due to dissimilar material stiffnesses and selection of lamination architectures that provide the best balance of strength and durability. Coupon level tests will be conducted to validate translation of individual material properties to hybrid laminates and provide guidance for scale-up to more complex subcomponents in Phase II.

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