Restricted Research - Award List, Note/Discussion Page

Fiscal Year: 2021

54  Texas A&M University-Kingsville  (84348)

Principal Investigator: Hosur, M.

Total Amount of Contract, Award, or Gift (Annual before 2011): $ 659,999

Exceeds $250,000 (Is it flagged?): Yes

Start and End Dates: 7/31/20 - 7/30/23

Restricted Research: YES

Academic Discipline: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Department, Center, School, or Institute: Engineering

Title of Contract, Award, or Gift: Studies on the Mechanical Behavior of Woven Hybrid Fiber Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites Subjected to Marine Environmental Conditions

Name of Granting or Contracting Agency/Entity: Department of Defense (DoD)

Program Title: none
CFDA Linked: Basic, Applied, and Advanced Research in Science and Engineering


SAMS 1.1.1 Through this proposal, we will develop lightweight fiber reinforced composites materials made using combination of woven glass and carbon fabrics reinforcing thermoset polymer enhanced with incorporation of nanoclay for naval applications. They will provide solution to naval structures being lighter, stronger, and more durable than the current generation of materials used, particularly to withstand harsh moisture and temperature extremities a typical naval structure is subjected to. Results of our prior studies have indicated that addition of nanoparticles enhanced both static as well as fatigue properties of composites. In the proposed study, we will investigate the properties of hybrid woven fiber reinforced composites after exposing them to arctic temperatures and moisture. Static and dynamic properties that include fatigue and low-velocity impact loading will be determined.

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