Accession Number : AD0714217

Title :   The Formation of Composite Materials by Electrodeposition,

Corporate Author : ROYAL ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ESTABLISHMENT FORT HALSTEAD (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Donovan,P. D. ; Watson-Adams,B. R.

Report Date : MAR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : Experiments have been carried out to prepare iron wire/electrodeposited nickel and carbon fibre/electrodeposited nickel composites. Electrodepositing nickel onto planar array of parallel iron wires gave a composite which had planes of weakness between the wires. The use of addition agents and subsequent heat treatment reduced the extent of these planes of weakness. A method of producing aligned carbon fibre/electrodeposited nickel composites by compacting and sintering bundles of plated fibres is proposed. 50% by volume of well spaced and aligned carbon fibres in a nickel matrix has been obtained. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *NICKEL), (*ELECTRODEPOSITION, NICKEL), CARBON FIBERS, IRON, REINFORCING MATERIALS, STRESSES, ELECTRON MICROSCOPY, MICROSTRUCTURE, GREAT BRITAIN

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE