Accession Number : ADA018280

Title :   Environmental Compatibility of Reinforced Plastics.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MISSILE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING LAB REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA GROUND EQUIPMENT/MATERIALS DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Parham,James L. ; Vickers,Jerry W.

Report Date : 25 JUL 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : A study was made of the effects of fabrication variables on environmental degradation of fiberglass laminates. Glass temperature, resin temperature, cure temperature, and cure times were evaluated. Evaluations were at five test temperatures and after six environmental exposure times. The four variables studied had only minor effects on laminate degradation.

Descriptors :   *Reinforced plastics, *Laminates, Fabrication, Mechanical properties, Degradation, Test methods, Humidity, Temperature, Elastic properties, Flexural strength, Statistical analysis, Surfaces, Analysis of variance

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE