TUC Sponsored Programs

Project 44013662

Project ID:4401 3662
Project Title:YAG Matrix Development Program
Principal Investigator(s):Robert Dale Conner
Sponsoring Agency:Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne
Award Amount:$40,000
Start Date:1/15/2007
End Date:12/14/2007
Abstract:The purpose of this work is to synthesize a YAG (Yttrium Aluminum Garnet) matrix composite reinforced with Nextel fibers. Processing parameters will be developed that control the porosity and fiber/matrix interface properties to maximize composite properties. Mechanical properties of the composites will be evaluated in bending and tensile experiments at room temperature and elevated temperatures.