Accession Number : AD0276176

Title :   ABLATION OF PLASTICS,

Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : SCHMIDT, DONALD L.

Report Date : FEB 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : This report is a comprehensive presentation of the inter-disciplinary subject of materialsABLATION, PARTICULARLY AS IT RELATES TO THERMALLY PROTECTIVE PLASTICS AND COMPOSITES. It treats in detail many aspects of plastic ablation, such as materials requirements, historical development, unique materials advantages and limitations, basic insights into the ablation phenomenon, a simplified theory, materials performance criteria, evaluation techniques, material-environment interactions, thermo-structural design, and typical applications. The objective is to aid in converting the art of plastic ablation into an organized engineering science. It is intended that the basic information presented will provide a basis for accelerated advancement in this new materials engineering field. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ABLATION, *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *EPOXY RESINS, *MATERIALS, *PHENOLIC PLASTICS, *PLASTICS, *SILICONES, AMIDES, BLACKBODY RADIATION, DECOMPOSITION, DEGRADATION, EROSION, ETHYLENES, GLASS TEXTILES, NYLON, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, POLYMERS, PYROLYSIS, REENTRY VEHICLES, REINFORCING MATERIALS, ROCKET ENGINES, TEST FACILITIES, THEORY, THERMAL INSULATION.

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE