Accession Number : ADA133882

Title :   Characteristics of Various Types of Ablative Materials with Associated Naval Applications.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : CHARLES STARK DRAPER LAB INC CAMBRIDGE MA

Personal Author(s) : Leary,James Marcellus

PDF Url : ADA133882

Report Date : May 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 81

Abstract : This thesis discusses the thermal and mechanical properties of subliming, melting, charring, and intumescent ablative materials. The use of intumescent ablators as thermal protection in low heat flux environments is emphasized. Models for analysis of transient ablation are discussed. Naval applications of intumescent ablators are examined. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Ablative materials, *Fire resistant materials, *Thermal insulation, *Fire resistant coatings, *Ships, Ablation, Thermal properties, Mechanical properties, Sublimation, Melting, Charring, Heat resistant materials, Shipboard, Naval research, Military applications, Protection, Heat flux, Low rate, Models, Transients, Exhaust gases

Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Miscellaneous Materials
      Marine Engineering
      Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE