CENTRIFUGAL INFILTRATION OF PREFORMS BY MOLTEN ALUMINUM ALLOYS TO FORM ALUMINUM-CARBON FIBER COMPOSITES

Award Information
Agency:
National Science Foundation
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$48,845.00
Award Year:
1989
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Award Id:
10709
Agency Tracking Number:
10709
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
10600 W Mitchell St, W Allis, WI, 53214
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Lowrie Mclarty
Principal Investigator
(414) 453-9555
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
IN THIS PROJECT ANALYTICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RESEARCH WILL BECONDUCTED ON CENTRIFUGAL INFILTRATION OF CARBON FIBER PREFORMS BY MOLTEN ALUMINUM ALLOYS TO FORM TUBES OF ALUMINUM-CARBON FIBER COMPOSITES. MODELING WILL BE DONE TO DERIVE THE OPTIMUM SURFACE TREATMENT OF FIBER PREFORM AND INFILTRATION CONDITIONS. A FEW SELECTED EXPERIMENTS WILL BECONDUCTED TO CENTRIFUGALLY INFILTRATE CARBON FIBER PREFORMS WITH A SELECTED ALUMINUM ALLOY AND THE FORMED COMPOSITE TUBES WILL BE EXAMINED USING OPTICAL AND ELECTRON MICROSCOPYTO CHECK FIBER DISTRIBUTION, POROSITY AND BONDING. THE VARIABLES STUDIED WOULD INCLUDE PREFORM, SURFACE TREATMENT AND TEMPERATURE. LIMITED TESTING OF TUBULAR COMPOSITES WILLBE CONDUCTED TO DEMONSTRATE THE INTEGRITY AND ADVANTAGEOUS PROPERTIES OF THESE STRUCTURES. AMALGA HAS ALREADY DEMONSTRATED THAT FIBER PREFORMS CAN BE SUCCESSFULLY ENCAPSULATED AND PARTIALLY INFILTRATED BY CENTRIFUGING MOLTEN MAGNESIUM ALLOYS AND THIS KNOWLEDGE BASE WILL BE APPLIED TO THE PROPOSED PROJECT.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

Agency Micro-sites


SBA logo

Department of Agriculture logo

Department of Commerce logo

Department of Defense logo

Department of Education logo

Department of Energy logo

Department of Health and Human Services logo

Department of Homeland Security logo

Department of Transportation logo

Enviromental Protection Agency logo

National Aeronautics and Space Administration logo

National Science Foundation logo
US Flag An Official Website of the United States Government