Accession Number : ADA305133

Title :   Fiber Reinforced PMR Polyimide Composites.

Descriptive Note : Contract rept.,

Corporate Author : TRW EQUIPMENT GROUP CLEVELAND OH

Personal Author(s) : Cavano, P. J. ; Winters, W. E.

PDF Url : ADA305133

Report Date : 15 MAY 1978

Pagination or Media Count : 120

Abstract : The major objectives of the program were to characterize commercially obtained PMR-15 polyimide prepreg on several reinforcements; develop process cycles for these materials as well as PMR II polyimide prepreg prepared in-house; and investigate long term composite performance on several of the above materials. The excellent performance exhibited by the PMR-15 matrix system, previously well established in the laboratory, has triggered the production of commercial materials now beginning to be used in significant quantities. For this reason, an evaluation of vendor supplied cloth and tape prepreg, as opposed to materials prepared under laboratory conditions, was timely. The PMR II matrix, a second generation PMR, utilizes the same reaction chemistry as the PMR-15 system. PMR II resins have been identified as conferring superior thermo-oxidative stability while retaining the processability of PMR-15. At this time, PMR II is not a commercially available prepreg material. PMR II monomer solutions are available on an experimental basis. Problems associated with the storage and handling of these solutions were investigated. jg p8

Descriptors :   *FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, *POLYIMIDE RESINS, STABILITY, PRODUCTION, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), POLYMERS, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, THERMAL STABILITY, SOLUTIONS(GENERAL), OXIDATION, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, MONOMERS, STORAGE, PREPREGS.

Subject Categories : Plastics
      Polymer Chemistry
      Textiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE