Accession Number : AD0283662

Title :   INVESTIGATION INTO THE USE OF PLASTIC MATERIALS AND LIGHT-WEIGHT (SANDWICH) STRUCTURES

Corporate Author : WATERTOWN ARSENAL MASS RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DIV

Personal Author(s) : MATIGIAN,MICHAEL H.

Report Date : JUL 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : An investigation was made into the use of plastic materials and lightweight (sandwich) structures as components of rocket launchers. Results of the individual studies indicate that the use of honeycomb sandwich construction for structural components of rocket launchers is feasible where a high rigidity-to-weight ratio is required. Use of the material in certain areas of launcher construction will result in appreciable weight reduction over conventional materials and fastening methods. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ROCKET LAUNCHERS, *SANDWICH PANELS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, HONEYCOMB CORES, PLASTICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE