Accession Number : ADA303038

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

Descriptive Note : Quarterly rept. no. 5, 8 Mar-8 Jun 78,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS SAN DIEGO CA CONVAIR DIV

Personal Author(s) : Scheck, William G.

PDF Url : ADA303038

Report Date : 08 JUN 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : Increased efficiency for future reusable space vehicles demands the requirement for and involves file use of lightweight, thermally stable structural composite materials. One of the most promising materials for this application is graphite filament reinforced polyimide matrix composites. NASA?s project, Composites for Advanced Space Transportation Systems (CASTS), was established to develop and demonstrate the necessary technology required to achieve Gr/PI structural components with a 316C (6OOF) operational capability. The primary objective of this program is file development and demonstration of fabrication processes for graphite fiber reinforced composites using DuPont's NR-150B2 polyimide as the matrix material which are applicable to fabrication of relatively large size composite structures. (MM)

Descriptors :   *FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, MANUFACTURING, NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, LAMINATES, STIFFNESS, FABRICATION, COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, GRAPHITE, ULTRASONIC TESTS, ADHESIVE BONDING, SANDWICH CONSTRUCTION, POLYIMIDE PLASTICS.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE