Accession Number : AD0783310

Title :   Thermomechanical Erosion of Ablative Plastic Composites.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. May 69-Jun 71,


Personal Author(s) : DiCristina,V. ; Howey,D. ; Schmidt,H. ; Ziering,M.

Report Date : JUN 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 168

Abstract : An analytical technique has been developed to predict the thermomechanical erosion of plastic composite materials for reentry nose tip application. The method presented requires empirically derived material property data which has been obtained for reverse chevron carbon phenolic from a series of 50 MW arc tests. The method has been used to predict the ablation behavior of similar materials in other test environments and is shown to be in reasonable agreement with the measured data. (Author, modified-PL)

Descriptors :   *Ablative materials, *Nose tips, Composite materials, Carbon, Phenolic plastics, Reentry vehicles, Erosion, Thermomechanics, Ablation

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE