Accession Number : AD0917950

Title :   High Strength, High Modulus A1B2 Flake Reinforced Composites.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1 Mar 72-28 Feb 73,

Corporate Author : CARBORUNDUM CO NIAGARA FALLS N Y RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Economy,J. ; Wohrer,L. C. ; Wosilait,A. A.

Report Date : NOV 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 75

Abstract : The development of high strength, high modulus A1B2 flake reinforced composites with properties isotropic in the plane of the flakes, was continued. Parameters affecting yields and dimensions of flakes were investigated. The use of non-aqueous solvent in flake elutriation was explored. Binary A1B composites were prepared and tested to broaden the information on their mechanical behavior. A wide range of ternary composites containing flakes between plies of graphite fibers were investigated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*Composite materials, *Aluminum compounds), (*Boron, Composite materials), Reinforcing materials, Aluminum, Crystal growth, Mechanical properties, Graphite, Carbon fibers, Epoxy compounds, Borides, Eutectics, Shear strength, Tensile strength, Compressive properties, Machining, High temperature, Stiffness, Flexural properties, Epoxy resins, Thickness, Airframes, Lightweight

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE