Accession Number : AD0772667

Title :   Development of Carbon Fiber - Resin Composite Materials for Advanced ABM Structures.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Kliger,Howard S. ; Rieckmann,Ronald E.

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 178

Abstract : BER REINFORCEMENT, Matrix materials, Airframes, Guided missiles, Antimissile defense systems, Interceptors*Carbon fiber reinforced plastics, Graphite reinforced composites, Fiber composites, Epoxy matrix, CompositesThis document reports a research study to evaluate high modulus and high strength graphite epoxy composite for use as the primary structure for advanced ballistic missiles. Selected materials for evaluation are the Modmor I and Thornel 300 fibers both impregnated with Fiberite 934 epoxy resin. The study consists of an analytical optimization of the desired layering sequence and fiber orientation for a selected Advanced Terminal Interceptor design requirement, an evaluation of the basic material characteristics, and the fabrication and testing of subscale cylindrical structures. Results show that potentially significant weight savings are possible using graphite epoxy composites; however, to fully realize these savings, material and fabrication processes must be very carefully controlled. (Author, modified-PL)

Descriptors :   *Composite materials, Epoxy resins, Epoxy compounds, Fibers, Carbon fibers, Graphite, Fiber reinforcement, Matrix materials, Airframes, Guided missiles, Antimissile defense systems, Interceptors

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE