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
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE