Accession Number : AD0849285

Title :   Rheology of Rod-Like Particles in Viscous Media. Part I. Formation of Composites From Single Fibers,

Corporate Author : MONSANTO RESEARCH CORP ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s) : Takano, Masaharu

Report Date : FEB 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The technique developed for preparing molding compounds of high modulus fibers by encapsulating bundles of short fibers with resin is difficult to apply to individually dispersed fibers. Preliminary model studies carried out on short glass fibers have demonstrated that the critical concentration for processing single fibers, rather than fiber bundles, is very low in aqueous systems, but can be significantly increased by use of viscous media and high rates of shear. (Author)

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, MANUFACTURING, GRAPHITE, BORON, CARBON FIBERS, FIBERS, GLASS TEXTILES, RHEOLOGY, ANISOTROPY, SCATTERING, MATHEMATICAL MODELS, ENCAPSULATION, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, DENSITY, EPOXY RESINS, SOLVENTS.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE