Accession Number : AD0285285

Title :   HIGH STRENGTH GLASS FIBERS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO CINCINNATI OHIO

Personal Author(s) : HOLLINGER,D.L. ; PLANT,H.T.

Report Date : 20 SEP 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Continued work on the effects of moisture in rings made from glass monofilament and epoxy resin, where the binder is applied to the fiber at the bushing as it is drawn, shows the importance of maintaining dry conditions both drawing of the fiber and in the atmosphere surrounding the composite even after curing of the resin. Storage and testing of such rings over silica gel resulted in glass stress levels 20% higher than in comparable rings stored and tested in the normal laboratory atmosphere, although in both cases the fibers were drawn in a low humidity atmosphere. Initial tensile strength tests on uncoated single filaments gave generally low and erratic results. (Author)

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *GLASS TEXTILES, *ROCKET ENGINE CASES, CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERES, DRAWING (MACHINE PROCESSING), EPOXY RESINS, FIBERS (SYNTHETIC), FILAMENT WOUND CONSTRUCTION, GLASS, HUMIDITY, MANUFACTURING, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, MOISTURE, RINGS, STORAGE, TENSILE PROPERTIES, TESTS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE