Accession Number : ADA116829

Title :   Advanced Carbon Fabric/Phenolics for Thermal Protection Applications.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Sep 80-1 Aug 81,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Schmidt,Donald L ; Craig,Robert D

PDF Url : ADA116829

Report Date : Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 76

Abstract : Carbon fibers are widely used in ablative and thermal insulating applications because of their low conductivity, dimensional stability and strength at very high temperaturtes, flexibility, low cost and nonmelting characteristics. For over two decades, these carbonaceous fibers have been manufactured from precursor rayon in continuous form. Recent attention has been focused on the precursor polyacrylonitrile because of its high carbon content, low cost, availability in various filament count yarns and tows, and ease of conversion to high-strength carbon fibers. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Carbon fibers, *Phenolic plastics, *Thermal insulation, *Heat shields, Thermophysical properties, Mechanical properties, Heat, Protection, Ablation, Conductivity, Stability, High strength, High temperature, Low costs, Filaments, Yarns, Rayon, Nitriles, Polyacrylates

Subject Categories : Textiles
      Plastics
      Air Condition, Heating, Lighting & Ventilating
      Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE