Accession Number : AD0857524

Title :   Mechanical Properties of Epoxy Composites Reinforced with Experimental Graphite Fabrics.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Aug 67-Apr 69,

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

Personal Author(s) : Browning, C. E.

Report Date : JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 56

Abstract : Five different types of graphite fabric were evaluated in composite formutilizing ERL- 256 epoxy resin matrix. Composites were characterized as totheir mechanical physical properties. The best results were found usingThornel 50. Mechanical properties of composites reinforced with this graphitefabric were compared to similar mechanical property data for bidirectionalgraphite/epoxy composites fabricated from nonwoven unidirectional prepreg. On the average, these composites exhibited mechanical property values thatwere approximately 90% of the values obtained on nonwoven bidirectionalgraphite/ poxy composites. (Author, modified-PL)

Descriptors :   *CARBON FIBERS), (*REINFORCED PLASTICS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES), (*REINFORCING MATERIALS, EPOXY RESINS, GRAPHITE, TEXTILES.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE