Accession Number : AD0852946

Title :   Developments in Graphite Fiber Reinforced Composites.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Jun 67-Feb 68,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE MATERIALS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Dauksys, R. J. ; Browning, C. E.

Report Date : APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 65

Abstract : Preliminary data are presented characterizing Union Carbide Corporation's Thornel 50, the Royal Aircraft Establishment's RAE, and H.I. Thompson & Company's graphite fiber reinforcements in plastic matrix composites. Single filament properties as well as the physical and mechanical properties of composites are presented. Fabrication of woven graphite fiber fabric and braided fiber composites are included. Long term humid aging effects on composite flexural and shear properties are presented. The specific properties of composites fabricated with graphite reinforcements available at the time of writing are compared to previously characterized advanced composite systems utilizing such reinforcing filaments as S-glass, Boron, and other graphites. (Author).

Descriptors :   (*REINFORCING MATERIALS, CARBON FIBERS), (*CARBON FIBERS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES), COMPOSITE MATERIALS, GRAPHITE, AGING(MATERIALS), HUMIDITY, EPOXY RESINS, POLYESTER PLASTICS, TENSILE PROPERTIES, MODULUS OF ELASTICITY, ISOTROPISM, SHEAR STRESSES, BORON.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE