Accession Number : AD0821833

Title :   CONSTANT TEMPERATURE CREEP STUDIES OF SOME SIMPLE POLYMERIC COMPOSITES.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Howard, Marshall Allen

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : An investigation of uniaxial creep in simple synthetic composites of polyethylene and polypropylene was made to determine the parametric behavior and interrelation of each component by varying the relative volume and interfacial contact area. A mathematical model was developed and used to predict the experimental behavior which was determined by least squares fitting of the data. A digital computer was used in the analysis and good correlation between the experimental measurements and theoretical predictions was obtained. Included is a report of the design and construction of equipment for theoretically meaningful viscoelastic measurements. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*COMPOSITE MATERIALS, CREEP), (*POLYETHYLENE PLASTICS, COMPOSITE MATERIALS), (*PROPENES, POLYMERS), (*LAMINATED PLASTICS, CREEP), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, LEAST SQUARES METHOD, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, LOADS(FORCES), VISCOELASTICITY, THEORY, STRESSES, THESES.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE