Process Control for Resin Transfer Molding

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 26613
Amount: $63,449.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
P. O. Box 81467, Lincoln, NE, 68501
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dale A. Rempe
 (402) 435-5253
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
Resin transfer modling (RTM) offers many advantages over hadn lay-up of prepreg or wet filament winding in the production of advanced composites. Successful application of RTM requires complete resin infiltration of the molded dry fiber preform. Uncertainty in the resin infiltration process due to variance in preform permeabilities has resulted in long process development cycles. High rejection rates, and reduced scope of part configurations that can be processed using RTM. THis project will examine methods for in-situ monitoring, and control of resin flow will be developed and feasibility of the techniques will be demonstrated.

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