Accession Number : AD0844014

Title :   Effects of Moisture on Hawk Wings,

Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL AL SYSTEMS RESEARCH DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Tulloch, Stewart B.

Report Date : 29 AUG 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : Investigations were conducted to determine the effects of moisture on the integrity of HAWK fins or wings when the moisture is contained or retained in the inner areas of the wing. These effects appeared to be associated with the deterioration of adhesive strength by undermining the bond between the core and skin and the wicking of moisture into the glass fiber interface within the adhesive. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SURFACE TO AIR MISSILES, SWEPTBACK WINGS), (*SWEPTBACK WINGS, MOISTURE), COMPOSITE MATERIALS, HONEYCOMB CORES, GLASS TEXTILES, ADHESIVES, FRACTURE(MECHANICS), CORROSION, DEGRADATION, HUMIDITY, POROSITY, BONDING, FAILURE(MECHANICS), LOADS(FORCES), COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, TENSILE PROPERTIES.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Surface-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE