Accession Number : ADA302383

Title :   Technology Assessment of Advanced Composite Materials. Phase 1.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARGOS ASSOCIATES INC WINCHESTER MA

Personal Author(s) : Kaiser, Robert

PDF Url : ADA302383

Report Date : APR 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 237

Abstract : The principal high performance fibers currently used in advanced composites are graphite, aramid, and boron. In the future, these will be supplemented by other high strength fibers such as alumina, silicon carbide, and boron nitride. Organic matrix composites, which are evolutionary products of fiberglass reinforced plastics, predominate the technology. Carbon/carbon matrix composites, now mainly used in missile components and aircraft brakes, may find medical use as implantable substitutes for bone structures. Metal matrix composites are currently used in aerospace applications of a developmental nature. With further technical development, metal matrix composites, especially short fiber composites, may be used in specialty applications, particularly in energy conversion systems. jg p.3

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *GRAPHITE, *CARBON CARBON COMPOSITES, *BORON NITRIDES, CONVERSION, FIBERS, FIBERGLASS, AIRCRAFT, FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, ENERGY, STRUCTURES, METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES, MATRIX MATERIALS, AEROSPACE SYSTEMS, MEDICINE, HIGH STRENGTH, ALUMINUM OXIDES, ORGANIC MATERIALS, SUBSTITUTES, SILICON CARBIDES, GUIDED MISSILE COMPONENTS, BRAKES, IMPLANTATION, BONES, REINFORCED PLASTICS.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Inorganic Chemistry
      Organic Chemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE