Accession Number : AD0733726

Title :   Thermal Expansion Behavior of a Thermally Degrading Organic Matrix Composite. Simple Degradation of Matrix.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for Jun-Sep 69,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF SYSTEMS ENGINEERING OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Buch,James D.

Report Date : 07 DEC 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 31

Abstract : The thermal expansion behavior of a material undergoing a one-stage chemical degradation with accompanying shrinkage is discussed. It is shown that once the material parameters associated with the reaction kinetics are specified, the thermal expansion behavior, at arbitrary heating rates, can be determined. An example is given of a heated halfspace, and significant departures from expansion values obtained at uniform heating rates are noted. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPOSITE MATERIALS, THERMAL EXPANSION), DEGRADATION, REACTION KINETICS, PHENOLIC PLASTICS, DEFORMATION, THERMAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE