Accession Number : AD0777765

Title :   CW Laser Effects on Composite Materials.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : BALLISTIC RESEARCH LABS ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Lyman,Ona R.

Report Date : MAR 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Boron epoxy and graphite epoxy composite samples were irradiated with a CO2 Electric Discharge Laser with irradiances from about 700 W/square cm. Penetration times for the various sample thicknesses as a function of irradiance were measured. Temperature measurements were made on the rear surface to determine if thermal conductivity properties have a significant role in the experimental measurements. (Author)

Descriptors :   *REINFORCED PLASTICS, *FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, CARBON DIOXIDE LASERS, HEAT, BONDING, CARBON FIBERS, EPOXY RESINS

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE