Accession Number : AD0745726

Title :   The Failure of Mil-P-18177C Laminates at Elevated Temperatures in a Fuze Application,

Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD

Personal Author(s) : Lequin,Doris S.

Report Date : 14 JUN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : FRP/epoxy MIL-P-18177C laminates have failed, due to flow of the resin component, when used in the Friction Washer for the FMU-83/B Fuze. Tests indicate that these laminates could fail at temperatures below 54 C (130 F) and possibly even at normal storage temperatures. MIL-P-18177C laminates are not suitable for use in ordnance fuze applications requiring compression loading and exposure to elevated storage temperatures. (Author, modified-PL)

Descriptors :   (*FUZES(ORDNANCE), FAILURE), (*LAMINATED PLASTICS, FAILURE(MECHANICS)), EPOXY RESINS, THERMAL STRESSES

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE