Accession Number : ADA301374

Title :   Develop and Demonstrate Manufacturing Processes for Fabricating Graphite Filament Reinforced Polymide (Gr/PI) Composite Structural Elements.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. no. 3, 8 Sep-8 Dec 77,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS SAN DIEGO CA CONVAIR DIV

Personal Author(s) : Chase, V. A.

PDF Url : ADA301374

Report Date : DEC 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 45

Abstract : One approach for increasing the efficiency of future reusable space vehicles involves the use of lightweight, elevated temperature resistant structural materials. One of the most promising materials for this application is graphite filament reinforced polyimide matrix composites.

Descriptors :   *SPACECRAFT, *MANUFACTURING, *LAMINATES, *FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, *GRAPHITE, *THERMAL RESISTANCE, *ADHESIVE BONDING, *POLYIMIDE RESINS, FABRICATION, COSTS, LIGHTWEIGHT, FILAMENTS, QUALITY ASSURANCE, PREPREGS, ADHESIVES, ULTRASONIC TESTS, STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS, CUTTING, HONEYCOMB STRUCTURES.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Plastics
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE