Accession Number : AD0612049

Title :   IMPACT STUDIES ON ABLATION-RESISTANT COMPOSITES,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Schmidt,G. A. ; Flom,D. G. ; Geib,T. F. ; Fries,J. C. ; Lucy,F. A.

Report Date : FEB 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The evaluation of composite configurations by the flying target technique is discussed. The critical impact pressure for epoxy-neoprane foam rubber-aluminum composite was found to be 2.6 kb. The critical impact pressure for pyrolytic graphite (surface nucleated)neoprane foam rubber-aluminum composite was also found to be in the range of 2.6 kb. It was established that the substrates have a large influence on the critical impact pressure of the composites. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPOSITE MATERIALS, SHOCK RESISTANCE), (*IMPACT SHOCK, COMPOSITE MATERIALS), EPOXY RESINS, SYNTHETIC RUBBER, FOAM RUBBER, ALUMINUM, PYROLYTIC GRAPHITE, SILICONE PLASTICS, PRESSURE, EQUATIONS OF STATE, PHENOLIC PLASTICS, SHOCK WAVES, ABLATION, REENTRY VEHICLES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE