Accession Number : ADA298767

Title :   Electroactive Elastomeric Structures (EAES) for Hydroacoustic Applications.

Descriptive Note : R/D status rept. 1 Jan-31 Mar 95,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ATOMICS SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Gulden, Terry D.

PDF Url : ADA298767

Report Date : APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : The emphasis in the second quarter of the program has been on materials formulation and preparation for the initial performance test series. The redesign and construction of a square cross section flow path for the NUWO quiet water tunnel has been a major effort that has now been successfully completed. Improved electroactive elastomers have been formulated using advanced electrorheological materials that have substantially increased the materials response. Materials Selection. A baseline electroactive elastomer material design was selected for the pending performance test series at NUWC. (MM)

Descriptors :   *ELASTOMERS, *UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS, *ELECTROACOUSTIC MATERIALS, ACCEPTANCE TESTS, FABRICATION, ELECTRODES, RHEOLOGY, UNDERWATER SOUND, WATER TUNNELS.

Subject Categories : Elastomers and Rubber
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE