Accession Number : ADA302691

Title :   Develop, Demonstrate, and Verify Large Area Composite Structural Bonding With Polyimide Adhesives.

Descriptive Note : Contract rept.,

Corporate Author : ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL DOWNEY CA

Personal Author(s) : Bhombal, Bashir D. ; Wykes, Donald H. ; Hong, Keith C. ; Stenersen, Arnold A.

PDF Url : ADA302691

Report Date : MAY 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 160

Abstract : This program was conducted to develop and demonstrate processes for large area structural bonding with polyimide adhesives. The program consisted of two parts: Process Development for PI resin systems and fabrication of Demonstration components. Process development included establishing quality assurance of the basic PI adhesives, non-destructive inspection of fabricated components, developing processes for specific structural forms and qualification of processes through mechanical testing. In the second part of the program, demonstration components were fabricated using the processes developed in part one. The demonstration components consisted of adhesively bonded honeycomb sandwich cover panels, ribs, and leading edge covers of Celion graphite/LARC-160 polyimide laminates, and a Technology Demonstration Segment (TDS) representative of the Space Shuttle aft body flap. jg p160

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, *BONDING, *ADHESIVES, *POLYIMIDE RESINS, TEST AND EVALUATION, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, DEMONSTRATIONS, POLYMERS, LAMINATES, STRUCTURAL MECHANICS, FABRICATION, GRAPHITE, SPACE SHUTTLES, INSPECTION, QUALIFICATIONS, PARTS, LEADING EDGES, QUALITY ASSURANCE, HONEYCOMB STRUCTURES, RIBS.

Subject Categories : Adhesives, Seals and Binders
      Polymer Chemistry
      Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE