Accession Number : ADA140838

Title :   Roll-Trusion (RT*) of Composite Structures.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIALS AND MECHANICS RESEARCH CENTER WATERTOWN MA

Personal Author(s) : Plumer,J R ; Yates,M A ; Driscoll,S B

PDF Url : ADA140838

Report Date : Aug 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : A program was conducted to assess the feasibility of 'Roll-Truding' (RT*) fiber-reinforced composite structures. The primary objective of this effort was to develop a processing method for continuous profiles of fiber-reinforced/epoxy matrix composites that could significantly increase production rates obtainable by pultrusion. The concept of 'Roll-Trusion' (RT*) or pull-forming centers on the use of pf heated rollers was to (1) feed the stock material, (2) form the profile shape, and (3) provide the heat required for curing of the thermosetting resin. A bench model 'Roll-Truder' (RT*) apparatus was constructed; 1-inch wide glass/epoxy and graphite/epoxy specimens were successfully produced. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Composite materials, *Rollers, *Material forming, *Milling machines, Composite structures, Fiber reinforced composites, Epoxy composites, Matrix materials, Thermal properties, Heat, Processing, Pultrusion, Polymers, Thermosetting plastics, Shape, Production rate, Curing, Mechanical properties, Morphology, Low costs, Machine tools, Fabrication

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Machinery and Tools

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE