Accession Number : AD0718409

Title :   Development of an Aluminum - Graphite Composite.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Jul 69-Mar 70,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF LAB OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Pepper,Roger T. ; Rossi,Ronald C. ; Upp,John W. ; Riley,William C.

Report Date : 30 AUG 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : A composite consisting of an aluminum alloy matrix and a graphite fiber reinforcement was developed with strengths exceeding the 'rule of mixture' strength of 101 ksi. The composite is not degraded by temperature to 550C or by thermal cycling from -193 to +500C. The importance of various processing techniques to the successful development of this composite and the effects of certain process variables on properties are discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *ALUMINUM ALLOYS), (*CARBON FIBERS, *REINFORCING MATERIALS), TENSILE PROPERTIES, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, CLEANING, CARBIDES

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE