Accession Number : AD0615662

Title :   RESEARCH ON FIBER-REINFORCED COMPOSITES,

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

Personal Author(s) : Chorne,J. ; Sutton,W. H. ; Gatti,A. ; Mehan,R. ; Rauch,H.

Report Date : MAY 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : The Space Sciences Laboratory of the General Electric Company has been conducting investigations on the preparation and properties of fibers and fibrous composites for more than five years. Much of the original effort was directed towards the growth and properties of whiskers (short, single crystal fibers) and towards the development of high strength metals reinforced with these whiskers. While these investigations are continuing, additional programs have been undertaken which include the preparation of high modulus continuous filaments, a study of the wetting and bonding of metals to (oxide) whiskers, the development of effective composite fabrication procedures, and the evaluation of composite properties in terms of their potential properties. This report briefly summarizes some of the current results of six programs, sponsored by government agencies, which are being conducted at the Metallurgy and Ceramics Research Operation of the Materials Sciences Section, Space Sciences Laboratory. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FIBER METALLURGY, COMPOSITE MATERIALS), (*COMPOSITE MATERIALS, REINFORCING MATERIALS), (*REINFORCING MATERIALS, FIBERS), (*FILAMENTS, REINFORCING MATERIALS), CERAMIC MATERIALS, GRAPHITE, BORON COMPOUNDS, CARBIDES, REFRACTORY MATERIALS, NICKEL ALLOYS, NICKEL, ALUMINUM COMPOUNDS, OXIDES, SILVER, ALUMINUM, SAPPHIRE, BONDING, SURFACE ACTIVE SUBSTANCES, TENSILE PROPERTIES, MANUFACTURING

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE