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Request for Information: Laboratory Capabilities to Conduct Material and Component Level Tests on Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Specimens from Cargo Tank Motor Vehicles

January 31, 2018 @ 11:59 pm

Solicitation #: 6913G618RFI0002

“The Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe) is currently conducting a study to establish experimental testing procedures and develop a finite element analysis (FE) framework that can be used to evaluate the performance and determine the specifications of cargo tank motor vehicles (CTMV) made with fiber-reinforced plastic (FRP) materials … Volpe is seeking responses to this RFI from federal laboratories, academic and research institutions and any consulting firms with the capability and experiences to conduct experimental testing on FRP specimens at the material and component level in any or all of the above defined test categories.”

Due date: 31 January 2018, 11:59 p.m. EST