Accession Number : AD0818696

Title :   REINFORCED PLASTICS LAMINATES PANELS--PHYSICAL TESTS OF PANELS REMOVED AFTER THE FIRST AND SECOND EXPOSURE PERIODS.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Jul 66-May 67,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : Roe, Thorndyke, Jr

Report Date : JUL 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : Sets of glass-reinforced epoxy and polyester panels, both coated and uncoated, have been exposed at China Lake and Port Hueneme, California, and at Kwajalein, Marshall Islands. A fourth set of panels is being maintained as a control. Results of physical tests of panels exposed at the three field locations for two different time periods and results of the same tests on control panels are reported. No significant changes in mechanical properties have occurred, but polyester-glass panels rated above epoxy-glass panels in all four physical tests. (Author)

Descriptors :   *LAMINATED PLASTICS), (*REINFORCED PLASTICS, (*PANELS, ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS), GLASS TEXTILES, EPOXY RESINS, POLYESTER PLASTICS, SOLAR RADIATION, RADIATION EFFECTS, TENSILE PROPERTIES, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE