Accession Number : ADA304765

Title :   Advanced Composites: Mechanical Properties and Hardware Programs for Selected Resin Matrix Materials Engineering System Analysis.

Descriptive Note : Design note,

Corporate Author : MCDONNELL DOUGLAS TECHNICAL SERVICES CO INC HOUSTON TX HOUSTON ASTRONAUTICS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Welhart, Erwin K.

PDF Url : ADA304765

Report Date : 31 MAR 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 42

Abstract : This Design Note presents typical mechanical properties tabulated from Industrial and Governmental Agencies' test programs. All data are correlated to specific products and all of best known products are presented. The data includes six epoxies, eight polyimides and one polyquinoxaline matrix material. Boron and graphite are the fiber reinforcements. Included in this Design Note are forty-two summaries of advanced (resin matrix) composite programs in existence in the United States. The extent of composite use, both experimental and production, indicates that both Government and commercial aerospace programs are considering various major parts (primary and secondary structure) of aircraft, missiles and spacecraft as candidates to be fabricated from advanced composites. (MM)

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT, *FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, *SPACE SHUTTLES, *EPOXY RESINS, THERMAL PROPERTIES, FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, LAMINATES, GRAPHITE, MATRIX MATERIALS, STRENGTH(MECHANICS), HIGH STRENGTH, AEROSPACE CRAFT, DESIGN CRITERIA, BORON, PLASTICS, ADHESIVES, JOINTS, GRAPHITE EPOXY COMPOSITES, POLYIMIDE PLASTICS, FIBER REINFORCEMENT.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE