Accession Number : AD0857284

Title :   Shock Wave Dispersion in a Laminated Composite.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Washington, Steven Leslie

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 149

Abstract : The dispersion of stress waves propagating parallel to the laminate interfaces of a laminated composite material was measured as a function of target thickness. The composite target was composed of aluminum and plexiglas layers and was loaded by thin flyer impact in an air gun. The rear surface stress in individual layers was measured with manganin wire pressure transducers for three different target thicknesses. The results show stress wave dispersions appeared to start immediately upon stress wave formation and stress wave dispersion continued through the target thicknesses observed. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*REENTRY VEHICLES, HARDENING), (*AIRFRAMES, COMPOSITE MATERIALS), (*COMPOSITE MATERIALS, IMPACT SHOCK), LAMINATES, INTERFACES, STRESSES, SHOCK WAVES, SCATTERING, LIGHT GAS GUNS, ALUMINUM, ACRYLIC RESINS, THICKNESS, ATTENUATION, PROJECTILES, INSTRUMENTATION, THESES.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE