Accession Number : ADA302040

Title :   Carbon Fiber Reinforced Glass Matrix Composites for Satellite Applications.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jan 89-Jun 95,

Corporate Author : UNITED TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH CENTER EAST HARTFORD CT

Personal Author(s) : Tredway, William K.

PDF Url : ADA302040

Report Date : 31 OCT 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 143

Abstract : The development of carbon fiber reinforced glass and glass-ceramic matrix composites for satellite applications is described. A variety of carbon fibers (HMU, P-i 00, FT7OO, K ii OOX) have been used to reinforce borosilicate glass and BMAS glass-ceramics to create high performance composite materials useful for structural applications in space. Fundamental material properties that are described in this report include tensile and compressive stress-strain behavior, tensile and compressive fatigue behavior, effect of fiber orientation on tensile strength and elastic modulus, notch sensitivity, high temperature strength haracteristics, thermal expansion behavior, thermal fatigue behavior, thermal conductivity characteristics, and space enviromnental durability. Also included is a section describing the fabrication and testing of very thin-gage (0.35 mm) C/Glass composites that have potential applications for thermal management applications. The final section describes work conducted by MSNW, Inc. to perform a detailed design study utilizing C/Glass composites for an NRL Deep Space Program Scientific Experiment (DSPSE) satellite component. (MM)

Descriptors :   *CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES, *FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, *CARBON FIBERS, *CERAMIC MATERIALS, *ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, THERMAL PROPERTIES, STRESS STRAIN RELATIONS, TENSILE STRENGTH, FIBERGLASS, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, HIGH TEMPERATURE, STIFFNESS, TENSILE PROPERTIES, MODULUS OF ELASTICITY, MATRIX MATERIALS, GLASS, HIGH STRENGTH, THERMAL EXPANSION, THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY, FATIGUE(MECHANICS), THERMAL FATIGUE, TEMPERATURE CONTROL, THINNESS, SILICATES, AXIAL LOADS, COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES, CYCLIC LOADS, SPACE BASED, NOTCH SENSITIVITY.

Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Textiles
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE