Accession Number : AD0493615

Title :   RESEARCH ON THE APPLICATION OF ELECTRICAL CURING TO HEAT RESISTANCE STRUCTURAL ADHESIVES.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. no. 6, 1 Jul-30 Sep 66,

Corporate Author : BRUNSWICK CORP MARION VA DEFENSE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Chase, Vance A. ; Copeland, Robert L. ; Marshall, John A.

Report Date : 30 SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : This program involves the development of electrically cured (integral resistance heating) high temperature adhesive films suitable for bonding titanium and stainless steel honeycomb sandwich structures. These adhesives are based on high temperature polymers of the polyimide type. Phase I of this project involved the selection of the best electrical heating elements to be used in Phases II and III. CCA-1 carbon fabric and WCJ graphite were selected. Evaluation parameters included power requirements, heat-up rate, and ease of attachment to bus bars. Although this phase has been completed, such materials as carbon/glass fabric are continually being evaluated for application in electrical curing. Phase II involved the selection of the best adhesive system for use in the fabrication of electrically cured honeycomb panels. Phase III, which involves the fabrication and testing of honeycomb panels, has been started in an effort to develop reliable curing techniques.

Descriptors :   (*ADHESIVES, AGING(MATERIALS)), (*HEATING, ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT), (*HEAT RESISTANT MATERIALS, ADHESIVES), HONEYCOMB CORES, SANDWICH PANELS, STAINLESS STEEL, TITANIUM, CARBON FIBERS, TEXTILES, ALUMINUM, POWDER METALS, PLASTICS, SHEAR STRESSES, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES.

Subject Categories : Adhesives, Seals and Binders

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE