TECHNOLOGY:  

Ultra-high strength and corrosion resistant aluminum alloys

AFFILIATION:   The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

Track: Advanced Materials
Area: Structural & Multifunctional Materials
Tech Readiness: TRL 2

Tech Brief: The technology presents development of novel nanostructured aluminum alloys that exhibit significantly higher strength and corrosion resistance than any other commercial aluminum alloy. The alloys, capable of replacing conventional Al and ferrous alloys, can lead to the production of stronger, lighter, more reliable and durable components for engineering applications.

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: The increased strength will cause significant decrease in weight and therefore increased mobility and fuel efficiency. The alloys can directly be used to replace Al alloy sthe Naval and Air Force applications. The alloys in the powder form can be used to coat the Al components (i.e., ships and aircrafts) leading to increased corrosion resistance. The alloys will also be useful in making various transportation vehicles for the defense applications. The produced alloys could be a substitute of conventional armors. Significantly higher strength, stiffness, and corrosion resistance will lead to development of more reliable and lighter armors for defense applications. Increased corrosion resistance will lead to significant improved life and reduced maintenance cost leading to significant economical benefits to the National Defense.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Org Type: Academic/Gov Lab
Website: https://www.uakron.edu/
Booth Number: T815