Accession Number : ADA305395

Title :   Composite Materials for Sabot Applications. Project Number 1L162105 A329 AH84 Fiscal Year 1981.

Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER DOVER NJ

Personal Author(s) : McLaughlin, F. A. ; Carman, C. ; Hughes, K. ; Rider, W.

PDF Url : ADA305395

Report Date : FEB 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 34

Abstract : Previous efforts have shown the need for physical property data of plastics at various strain rates. A test program was developed that included testing for shear, compression and tension at three strain rates. Included in this program was limited testing at low and elevated temperatures. Details of the program were reported in the FY8O status report for AR 84. During FYSl, the program was taken from the conceptual stage to an ongoing active effort. Material selections were made, specimen designs were selected, specimens were injection molded, test fixtures were designed and fabricated, correlations between specimen designs were established, correlations between different strain measurement methods were determined and tensile testing at several strain rates and temperatures were conducted. Each of these efforts is reported in detail in this report.

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, TEST AND EVALUATION, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, HIGH TEMPERATURE, STRAIN RATE, TENSILE TESTERS, TEST FIXTURES, SABOTS.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE