TOUGH THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITE BRIDGE DECK DEVELOPMENT

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 2326
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1986
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
37 Washington Ave, E Haven, CT, 06512
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 David Maass
 (203) 469-4647
Business Contact
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Research Institution
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Abstract
THE OBJECTIVE OF THIS EFFORT IS TO DEVELOP A MANUFACTURING PROCESS AND SAMPLE HARDWARE FOR A LIGHTWEIGHT, TOUGH COMPOSITE CLASS 70 TRIARCH BRIDGE DECK. CONTINUOUS FIBER REINFORCED THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITES (TPC) ARE WELL SUITED TO THIS APPLICATION BECAUSE THEY OFFER REDUCED WEIGHT, IMPROVED IMPACT DAMAGE TOLERANCE, LOW CORROSION POTENTIAL, AND ARE SUITED FOR HIGH VOLUME MANUFACTURING METHODS. AFTER A THOROUGH REVIEW OF BRIDGE REQUIREMENTS AND MATERIAL AND MATERIAL FORMS AVAILABLE, A SUBSCALE SECTION OF TPC BRIDGE DECK IS TOOLED, FABRICATED AND FURNISHED TO THE GOVERNMENT FOR EVALUATION. ANTICIPATED, PHASE II FOLLOW-ON FUNDING WOULD INCLUDE DETAIL DESIGN, TOOL DESIGN, FULL SCALE PROTOTYPE FABRICATION, AND QUALIFICATION TESTING.

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