Accession Number : ADA299606

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

Descriptive Note : Status rept. 29 Sep-31 Dec 94.

Corporate Author : GENERAL ATOMICS SAN DIEGO CA

PDF Url : ADA299606

Report Date : JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The emphasis in the first quarter of the program has been on materials modeling, formulation of state-of-the-art electroactive materials, verification of materials integrity in the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Quiet Water Tunnel with a series of stability tests, and preparation for the first performance test series. Work is proceeding well in all areas with no major problems. A particular highlight was the successful completion of a series of stability tests in the NUWC Quiet Water Tunnel that verified the integrity of the material, the fixturing arrangement, and the concept of a metallized scrim cloth electrode under representative operating conditions. (MM)

Descriptors :   *ELASTOMERS, *UNDERWATER ACOUSTICS, PERFORMANCE TESTS, VISCOELASTICITY, VOLTAGE, ELECTROMECHANICAL DEVICES, ELECTRODES, FABRICS, NAVAL WARFARE, UNDERWATER SOUND, WATER TUNNELS.

Subject Categories : Elastomers and Rubber
      Acoustics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE