Accession Number : AD0282230

Title :   EVALUATION OF HIGH-TEMPERATURE CAST-IN-PLACE TRANSPARENT PLASTIC LAMINATES SUITABLE FOR CANOPIES ON SUPERSONIC FIGHTER AIRCRAFT.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.

Corporate Author : GOODYEAR AEROSPACE CORP AKRON OHIO

Report Date : MAY 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 297

Abstract : The feasibility of a high temperature resistant transparent plastic laminate utilizing a castable interlayer is demonstrated for high performance aircraft. To protect against aerodynamic heating at speeds much in excess of Mach 2, the laminate incorporates an inboard load-carrying or structural face sheet of stretched MIL-P-8184 acrylic which is shielded from thermal degradation by an outboard, nonload-bearing high temperature resistant thermal barrier or insulating face sheet. The two face sheets are laminated together to form one integral composite glazing material with a tough and flexible castable interlayer. Laminating grade as-cast MIL-P-8184 acrylic was selected as the outboard thermal barrier face sheet in a Thermo-Shield laminate. Thermal barrier materials which were investigated in addition to the as-cast Plex 55 include Sierracin 880, Sierracin 890, Selectron 400, Polymer K, epoxy, and soda-line plate glass. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIRCRAFT CANOPIES), (*LAMINATES), (*TRANSPARENT PANELS), PLASTICS, TESTS, CASTING, SUPERSONIC AIRCRAFT, EPOXY RESINS, GLASS, THERMAL STRESSES, PRESSURE, JET FIGHTERS, AERODYNAMIC HEATING, ACRYLIC RESINS, POLYMERS, THERMAL INSULATION, WINDSHIELDS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE