Low-Cost Carbon Fiber Technology Development

The objective of this cooperative agreement is to support the efforts of the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTS) to establish a Low Cost Carbon Fiber Technology for Carbon Fiber Composite Applications at UTSI Advanced Carbon Based Materials Center. This project enables the UTS to develop low-cost pitch based carbon fiber useful in the manufacture of buses/bus components, lightweight railcars, and other transit vehicles. Carbon fibers could advance new applications in such areas as light weight structures, light weight paneling, fire-proof materials for seats, fuelcell electrodes, and rechargeable batteries.


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    • Status: Active
    • Funding: $155183.00
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    • Sponsor Organizations:

      Federal Transit Administration

      1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
      Washington, DC  United States  20590
    • Project Managers:

      Chen, Roy

    • Performing Organizations:

      University of Tennessee, Tullahoma

      Space Institute Research Center
      411 B.H. Goethert Parkway
      Tullahoma, TN  United States  37388-9700
    • Principal Investigators:

      Vakili, Ahmad

    • Start Date: 20050900
    • Expected Completion Date: 0
    • Actual Completion Date: 20070100
    • Source Data: RiP Project 12288

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    Filing Info

    • Accession Number: 01458400
    • Record Type: Research project
    • Source Agency: Federal Transit Administration
    • Contract Numbers: TN-26-7028-01
    • Files: RIP, USDOT
    • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 12:42PM