Accession Number : AD0637148

Title :   RESEARCH ON THERMAL BEHAVIOR OF POLYCRYSTALLINE INORGANIC MATERIALS.

Descriptive Note : Final summary rept.

Corporate Author : MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIV STATE COLLEGE DEPT OF CERAMIC ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Potter,Alan ; lauchner,Julian H.

Report Date : OCT 1962

Pagination or Media Count : 49

Abstract : Graphite and kaolin, when used individually, have favorable properties for specific applications, but neither one of them could be considered entirely satisfactory for a heat shield able to withstand high heat fluxes. However, in this investigation, the feasibility and versatility of graphite dispersed in a kaolin matrix for use as an ablative heat shield was partially established. The evaluation of the usefulness was based on the durability of the composite, as well as a comparison against the individual starting materials. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HEAT SHIELDS, MATERIALS), (*CLAY, THERMAL PROPERTIES), (*GRAPHITE, THERMAL PROPERTIES), (*COMPOSITE MATERIALS, HEAT SHIELDS), REFRACTORY MATERIALS, THERMAL STRESSES, TENSILE PROPERTIES, OXIDATION, THERMAL STABILITY, SINTERING

Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE