Accession Number : AD0260065

Title :   THE THERMAL PROPERTIES OF SOME PLASTIC PANELS

Corporate Author : SOUTHERN RESEARCH INST BIRMINGHAM ALA

Personal Author(s) : HOWSE,PAUL T. JR. ; PEARS,C.D. ; OGLESBY,SABERT JR.

Report Date : JAN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The thermal expansion, specific heat, and thermal conductivity were measured for one foam core and 12 different resin-reinforcement combinations. The temperature range was generally from -50 to 700 F. Rather extensive physical property data are also presented on all of the materials. The specific heats of the laminates ranged from about 0.25 to 0.47 Btu/lb F with most falling between about 0.25 and 0.32 Btu/lb F. The nylonreinforced material had a specific heat of 0.47 Btu/lb F. Expansion coefficients varied considerably. The only materials with a reasonably constant slope through the entire temperature range contained silicone resin. An increased expansion coefficient was found with increased deviation from the major fiber axis from 0 to 90 degrees. (Author)

Descriptors :   *EPOXY RESINS, *EXPANDED PLASTICS, *HEAT RESISTANT PLASTICS, *LAMINATES, *PHENOLIC PLASTICS, *PLASTICS, *REINFORCING MATERIALS, *SILICONE PLASTICS, ASBESTOS, FIBERS, GLASS TEXTILES, HEAT TRANSFER, HIGH TEMPERATURE, MATERIALS, MEASUREMENT, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, NYLON, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, TEST EQUIPMENT, THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, THERMAL EXPANSION

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE