Accession Number : AD0691504

Title :   HIGH MECHANICAL PERFORMANCE: POTENTIALITIES OF FIBER REINFORCEMENT,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Adams,Donald F.

Report Date : JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Polymers are not normally considered to be high mechanical performance materials; reinforcement with very high strength and stiffness fibers, particularly boron and graphite, has created a whole new class of materials. Some aspects of utilizing these composites are presented, including both analytical and experimental considerations. Current hardware applications are reviewed, indicating the increasing interest in this area. Probable future developments are discussed, including the likely range of applications of polymer matrix composites and possible competition from other material systems. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*REINFORCED PLASTICS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES), WHISKERS(CRYSTALS), ANISOTROPY, EPOXY RESINS, BORON, GLASS TEXTILES, GRAPHITE, CARBON FIBERS, REINFORCING MATERIALS

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE