Accession Number : AD0855855

Title :   Demonstration of High Strength Fiberglass Reinforced Composite Motor Case Technology.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING LAB REDSTONE ARSENAL AL PRO PULSION DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Crownover, William S.

Report Date : 18 APR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : TECHNOLOGY NECESSARY TO MEET THE INCREASED PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS FOR ADVANCED TACTICAL WEAPON SYSTEMS. These requirements dictated the development of a small dismeter, thin-wall, glass filament-wound motor case that would exhibit composite bursst strenths approaching 200 ksi with good reproducibility. The report summarizes the program conducted to meet this technology gap, and it presents a summary on the effects of hydrotesting on the ultimate burst pressure of small diameter rocket motor cases. (Author-PL)

Descriptors :   (*ROCKET ENGINE CASES, COMPOSITE MATERIALS), (*COMPOSITE MATERIALS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES), GLASS TEXTILES, EPOXY RESINS, AGING(MATERIALS), HYDROSTATICS, RUPTURE, STRENGTH(PHYSIOLOGY), DENSITY.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Rockets
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE