Accession Number : AD0865328

Title :   Flow Orientation of Short Fibers in Transfer Molding,

Corporate Author : MONSANTO RESEARCH CORP ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s) : Goettler, Lloyd A.

Report Date : DEC 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : A method is developed for describing the complex orientation distributions of short fibers in moldings. The degree to which orientation can be controlled in a simple shape is demonstrated by transfer molding a bar under various conditions. High degrees of transverse and longitudinal alignment are possible. Average orientation in the bar is correlated with the measured tensile modulus. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOLDINGS, REINFORCED PLASTICS), (*GLASS TEXTILES, ALIGNMENT), MOLDING MATERIALS, FLUID FLOW, EPOXY RESINS, DISTRIBUTION.

Subject Categories : Refractory Fibers
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE