DEVELOPMENT OF A NEW BERYLLIUM/GRAPHITE-EPOXY SANDWICH COMPOSITE

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 8233
Amount: $49,280.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1988
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
350 Sagamore Pkwy - Ste 6, West Lafayette, IN, 47906
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DR C T SUN
 (317) 497-1373
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
MAJOR TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCES IN MATERIAL ENGINEERING WILL BE REQUIRED IN ORDER TO MEET THE INCREASINGLY STRINGENT CONSTRAINTS OF HIGH STIFFNESS AND LOW WEIGHT STRUCTURAL MATERIALS FOR AEROSPACE VEHICLES. SIGNIFICANT EFFORT IS BEING SPENT ON DEVELOPING NEW EXOTIC METAL ALLOYS AND COMPOSITE MATERIALS IN AN ATTEMPT TO SATISFY THE STATED CHALLENGE. AN ALTERNATE APPROACH TO BE CONSIDERED IS THE CREATION OF A NEW MATERIAL BY THE COMBINATION OF TWO EXISTING 'PROVEN'STRUCTURAL MATERIEALS, BERYLLIUM AND GRAPHITE-EPOXY. THE OBJECTIVE OF THE PROPOSED RESEARCH IS TO CONSTRUCT A SANDWICH COMPOSITE CONSISTING OF DISTINCT ALTERNATING LAYERS OF BERYLLIUM AND GRAPHITEEPOXY. THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF THE NEW SANDWICH LAMINATE WILL BE MEASURED EXPERIMENTALLY AND COMPARED TO THE INDIVIDUAL MATERIALS. THEORETICAL MODELS WILL ALSO BE DEVELOPED FOR PREDICTING THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF THE NEW LAMINATE.

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