Accession Number : AD0715549

Title :   Research on fiber-Reinforced Composites,

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

Personal Author(s) : Sutton,W. H. ; Chorne,J. ; Feingold,E. ; Mehan,R. L. ; Mancuso,C.

Report Date : JAN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 30

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 and resins to (oxide) whiskers, the development of effective composite fabrication procedures, and the evaluation of composite properties in terms of their potential properties. The report briefly summarizes some of the current results.

Descriptors :   (*COMPOSITE MATERIALS, REINFORCING MATERIALS), (*FIBERS, REINFORCING MATERIALS), (*REINFORCING MATERIALS, WHISKERS(CRYSTALS)), ALUMINA, BORON COMPOUNDS, CARBIDES, TENSILE PROPERTIES, SAPPHIRE, CARBON FIBERS, CERAMIC FIBERS, REINFORCED PLASTICS

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE