Accession Number : ADA192958

Title :   A Fundamental Study of P/M Processed Elevated Temperature Aluminum Alloys.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. Oct 86-Dec 87,

Corporate Author : DREXEL UNIV PHILADELPHIA PA DEPT OF MATERIALS ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Koczak, Michael

PDF Url : ADA192958

Report Date : 31 Dec 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 3

Abstract : A key ingredient in the development of high performance composite and powder processed RST materials is the understanding of the processing/structure/property relationship. A vital part of this understanding is the independent control of material chemistry and processing coupled with the ability to exercise careful control of the temperature-time-pressure relationships during the consolidation of composite and powder processed structures. To this end, an equipment grant, requested for a high temperature Vacuum industries vacuum hot press for the fabrication of metal and ceramic matrix composites as well as a Lipton/MT composite curing autoclave/press for the consolidation of resin matrix and hybrid composite systems. A salient feature is the capability to produce composite and powder processed samples of sufficient dimensions so that meaningful mechanical and structural evaluations can be performed. The combined systems, i.e. vacuum hot press, autoclave and laminating press, shall provide the research faculty with this state of the art capability for the processing advanced resin, ceramic and metal matrix composite structures as well as supporting on-going programs in rapid solidification technology and ceramics.

Descriptors :   *ALUMINUM ALLOYS, *CERAMIC MATERIALS, *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *MATRIX MATERIALS, AUTOCLAVES, CHEMISTRY, CONTROL, CURING, EXERCISE(PHYSIOLOGY), FABRICATION, HIGH TEMPERATURE, HOT PRESSING, HYBRID SYSTEMS, INSTRUCTORS, LAMINATES, MATERIALS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, METALS, POLYMERS, PRESSING(FORMING), PROCESSING, QUICK REACTION, SOLIDIFICATION, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, TEST AND EVALUATION, VACUUM

Subject Categories : Metallurgy and Metallography
      Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE