Accession Number : AD0640660

Title :   EVALUATION OF IRRADIATED WOOD-PLASTIC COMBINATIONS FOR USE AS GUN STOCKS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WEAPONS COMMAND ROCK ISLAND ILL RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING DIV

Personal Author(s) : Jennings,E. A. ; Eisler,S. L.

Report Date : SEP 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Wood-plastic combinations were prepared from four wood species: white pine, yellow pine, maple, and walnut, by impregnation with methyl methacrylate and subsequent exposure to gamma radiation. Results of static bending, hardness, and toughness tests showed no appreciable improvement in the properties beyond those of the untreated walnut. Furthermore, increased weight and cost indicate that wood-plastic materials prepared from readily available cost woods would not serve as suitable substitutes for walnut gun stocks. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GUN COMPONENTS, COMPOSITE MATERIALS), WOOD, ACRYLIC RESINS, IMPREGNATION, GAMMA RAYS, POLYMERIZATION, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, COSTS, WEIGHT

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Guns

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE