Accession Number : AD0512536

Title :   Multidimensional Reinforced Plastic Composites for Nosetips and Heatshields.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP SAN BERNARDINO CALIF SAN BERNARDINO OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Channon,S. L.

Report Date : 20 NOV 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : The state-of-the-art in application of multidimensional reinforced plastic composites to reentry vehicle nosetips and heatshields is reviewed. Fabrication methods, materials selection and evaluation are discussed. Comparisons are made between competing concepts in terms of manufacturing problems, properties and limitations. Emphasis is placed on orthogonal and interwoven arrangements of quartz and carbon fiber composites with cured resin binders and pyrolyzed resin binders. The application of high modulus graphite fibers in integrated structure/heatshield composites is discussed. Problems in the design and fabrication of attachments to other structural components are reviewed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HEAT SHIELDS, REINFORCED PLASTICS), (*NOSE CONES, *REINFORCED PLASTICS), (*COMPOSITE MATERIALS, NOSE CONES), REENTRY VEHICLES, MANUFACTURING, STATE-OF-THE-ART REVIEWS, QUARTZ, CARBON FIBERS, REINFORCING MATERIALS, BINDERS, PYROLYSIS, AERODYNAMIC LOADING, ATMOSPHERE ENTRY, ANISOTROPY, ABLATION, TEST METHODS, TEST EQUIPMENT, CONFIGURATION (U) PHENOLIC PLASTICS, HEAT RESISTANT PLASTICS, FILAMENT WOUND CONSTRUCTION

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE