Accession Number : AD0715614

Title :   Potential of Oxide-Fiber Reinforced Metals,

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

Personal Author(s) : Sutton,W. H. ; Chorne,J.

Report Date : JAN 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : The reinforcement of metals with either continuous or discontinuous oxide fibers offers a new and promising approach to strengthening. The potential gains in using reinforced metals should be seen in structures having high structural efficiency (high strength-to-weight ratios) and having improved elevated temperature properties. The paper reviews in detail the potential of these new materials in terms of (1) the strengthening principles, (2) the types of high strength fibers available: continuous (glass) and discontinuous (whiskers), (3) some practical limitations, and (4) the properties of experimental composites. It is concluded that, while these materials require considerable development, they can provide as much as an order of magnitude improvement in the high temperature strength of numerous metals and alloys. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPOSITE MATERIALS, REINFORCING MATERIALS), (*CERAMIC FIBERS, REINFORCING MATERIALS), (*REINFORCING MATERIALS, OXIDES), TENSILE PROPERTIES, GLASS TEXTILES, ALUMINUM, WHISKERS(CRYSTALS), ALUMINA, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE