Accession Number : AD0266379

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.

Report Date : OCT 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Composite materials studies indicated that combination of flake and fiber in a laminate will provide high compression, flexural, and t nsile strengths. Increase in the modulus can be expected also. Additional studies provided data to substantiate the theory that flake laminates are insensitive to stress concentration. Techniques were evaluated for molding cylinders of glass flake material. Limited success was achieved which indicates that quality cylindrical flake laminates are possible. Studies on thread shear strength and machinability indicate that flake laminates could be used efficiently for inserts in primary structures. (Author)

Descriptors :   *GLASS, *GLASS TEXTILES, *LAMINATES, *REINFORCING MATERIALS, BEAMS (ELECTROMAGNETIC), BEAMS (STRUCTURAL), COMPATIBILITY, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, CYLINDRICAL BODIES, DEFORMATION, EPOXY RESINS, FILAMENT WOUND CONSTRUCTION, IMPREGNATION, LIQUID JETS, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, MANUFACTURING, MATERIALS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, MOLDINGS, MOLDING MATERIALS, PHENOLIC PLASTICS, PLASTICS, PRESSURE, ROCKET ENGINE CASES, ROCKET NOZZLES, SCREW THREADS, SILICONE PLASTICS, STRESSES, TENSILE PROPERTIES, TEST METHODS, THEORY

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE