Innovative Methodologies for the Development of a High Strength, Anodize-Free Corrosion Resistant, Aerospace Aluminum Alloys

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-09-M-0399
Agency Tracking Number: O091-C02-4040
Amount: $99,487.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD09-C02
Solicitation Number: 2009.1
Small Business Information
1505, Bull Lea Road, Lexington, KY, 40511
DUNS: 807312678
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: Y
Principal Investigator
 Alex Cho
 President
 (304) 541-1825
 alexcho_sp@hotmail.com
Business Contact
 Alex Cho
Title: President
Phone: (304) 541-1825
Email: alexcho_sp@hotmail.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
The objective of this program is develop high strength aluminum alloys ( as high strength as that of 7075-T6) that would not require anodization to achieve corrosion resistance. Among the Al alloy systems, only 7xxx and Al-Cu-Li alloy systems are capable of such a high strength level of 7075-T6 properties ( design minimum tensile yield stress of 75 ksi). Therefore, only these two alloy systems will be examined in this program. To achieve the property goals, the concept of micro alloying will be employed. If successful, the new alloy/products will be evaluated by major aluminum rolling mills and extruders and forgers for its potential for full scale commercial implementation.

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