Accession Number : AD0265263

Title :   ESTABLISHMENT OF THE POTENTIAL OF FLAKE REINFORCED COMPOSITES AS ENGINEERING STRUCTURAL MATERIALS

Corporate Author : WHITTAKER CORP SAN DIEGO CALIF NARMCO RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DIV

Personal Author(s) : CHIA,C.Y. ; DUFT,B.L. ; STEVENS,D.

Report Date : JUL 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Open-en ed Terms: Flake laminates, Glass flakes. An evaluation of geometric concentratio effects on circular lap joints was conducted. This inclu ed the develop nt of methods of analyzing circular lap joints, a , perimental v rification of concentration factors at the edge of the flake as high as 4. The notch sensitivity of flake reinforced composites was evaluated. Although flake reinforced composites behave as brittle materials, they were determined to be relatively insensitive to notches, experimentally. The electrical properties of gl s flake reinforced composites and mica flake reinforced composites were evaluate a d compared. Mica flake composites appear to be as good as glass flake composites. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GLASS, *LAMINATES, *LIQUID JETS, *REINFORCING MATERIALS, DEFORMATION, DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES, DISKS, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, EPOXY RESINS, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, PLASTICS, STRESSES, TENSILE PROPERTIES, TEST METHODS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE