Accession Number : ADA184267

Title :   Effects of Cure Pressure on Resin Flow, Voids, and Mechanical Properties.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. May 86-Apr 87,

Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CA DEPT OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS

Personal Author(s) : Springer,George S ; Tang,Jian-Mao ; Lee,Woo I

PDF Url : ADA184267

Report Date : Jul 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : The effects of cure pressure on resin flow, compaction, void content, and mechanical properties of fiber reinforced composites were investigated. Tests were performed on laminates made of Fiberite T300/976 and T300/934 unidirectional prepreg tape. Data are presented on compaction, resin flow, and void content which tend support to the validity of the Springer-Loos model. Data are also given showing the effects of cure pressure on void content and on the compressive strength and short-beam shear strength and modulus.

Descriptors :   *FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, *COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, *THERMOSETTING PLASTICS, *VOIDS, *PLASTIC FLOW, *CURING, COMPACTING, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, STRENGTH(MECHANICS), LAMINATES, FLOW, POLYMERS, PLASTICS, SHEAR STRENGTH, MODULUS OF ELASTICITY, PRESSURE DISTRIBUTION, MASS FLOW

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE