Accession Number : AD0778000

Title :   Study of Graphite Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Composites.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Apr 73-1 Jan 74,

Corporate Author : BOEING AEROSPACE CO SEATTLE WASH RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING DIV

Personal Author(s) : Hoggatt,J. T.

Report Date : FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 123

Abstract : Continuous filament graphite composites with polysulfone resin matrix are evaluated for mechanical properties and environmental resistance to explore its potential for structure component usage. Mechanical and physical property tests on Polysulfone (P- 1700)/A-S graphite composites show no deficiencies that would preclude their use in missile or aircraft structural components. In general, property values of 90% of those obtainable with equivalent epoxy/A-S graphite systems are consistently obtained with several panels showing equivalent properties. Prepreg quality and uniformity appear to be the main factor in preventing equivalent properties from being consistently obtained. (Author-PL)

Descriptors :   *Fiber reinforced composites, *Composite materials, Graphite, Carbon fibers, Thermoplastic resins, Plastics, Matrix materials, Mechanical properties, Environments, Resistance, Cost analysis

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE