Accession Number : AD0838901

Title :   MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY FOR PRODUCTION OF HIGH-STRENGTH, HIGH-MODULUS, GLASS FIBERS.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. 1 Apr 67-31 Mar 68,

Corporate Author : AEROJET-GENERAL CORP AZUSA CA

Personal Author(s) : Lewis, A. ; Rarogiewicz, L. W. ; Neumeyer, C. F. ; Duwez, P.

Report Date : JUN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 173

Abstract : A manufacturing process was developed for the multiple-filament production of a glass fiber of high strength and high modulus (800,000 psi (800 ksi) and 15 x 100,000 psi, respectively) suitable for use in reinforcing plastic structures. Preliminary processing and military-type product-quality specifications were prepared. Classical composition experiments were conducted to improve the fiberization characteristics of 970S glass through minor modifications. Physical properties of these glasses were determined (densities, thermal expansion, viscosities, liquidus temperatures, softening points, and refractive indexes), as well as the dielectric constant and loss tangents. A facility constructed for the production of 970S glass was operated to accommodate bushing-design and glass-control studies. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*GLASS TEXTILES, MANUFACTURING), FILAMENTS, REINFORCING MATERIALS, STRUCTURES, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, SPECIFICATIONS, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, DENSITY, PLASTICS, VISCOSITY, TENSILE PROPERTIES, MODULUS OF ELASTICITY, SHEAR STRESSES, PRESSURE VESSELS, BONDING, PARTICLE SIZE, IMPURITIES, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES.

Subject Categories : Refractory Fibers
      Textiles
      Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE