Accession Number : AD0282982

Title :   EXPLORATION AND EVALUATION OF NEW GLASSES IN FIBER FORM

Corporate Author : SOLAR SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : SCHMITZ,GUNTHER K.

Report Date : 21 AUG 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Tensile strength data obtained to date from E-glass and X-994 fibers were reviewed and analyzed. Results from other sources are cited for comparison. The length effect on the reaking strength of fibers is discussed. Shorter fibers yield higher strength values. At extremely short test lengths, the breaking strength levels off at a constant value. Strength properties of X-994 fibers are superior to E-glass by a factor of 1.5 if compared on the asis of E modulus, aveage strength, and fiber density. The strength of strands does not always follow the length/strength relationship typical for single fibers; poor fiber collimation and varying pretenion of the strands are the ajor causes. (AUTHOR)

Descriptors :   *GLASS, *GLASS TEXTILES, FAILURE (MECHANICS), FIBERS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, TENSILE PROPERTIES, TEST METHODS, TESTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE