Accession Number : ADA307849

Title :   Plastic Matrix Composites with Continuous Fiber Reinforcement.

Corporate Author : ARMY ARMAMENT RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT AND ENGINEERING CENTER PICATINNY ARSENAL N J ARMAMENT ENGINEERING DIRECTORATE

PDF Url : ADA307849

Report Date : 19 SEP 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : Most plastic resins are not suitable for structural applications. Although many resins are extremely tough, most lack strength, stiffness, and deform under load with time. By mixing strong, stiff, fibrous materials into the plastic matrix, a variety of structural composite materials can be formed. The properties of these composites can be tailored by fiber selection, orientation, and other factors to suit specific applications. The advantages and disadvantages of fiberglass, carbon-graphite, aramid (Kevlar 49), and boron fibers are summarized.

Descriptors :   *FIBERGLASS, *FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, *FABRICS, *REINFORCED PLASTICS, THERMAL PROPERTIES, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, FILAMENT WOUND CONSTRUCTION, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, AIRCRAFT, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, POLYMERS, DEFORMATION, STIFFNESS, GRAPHITE, CARBON FIBERS, MATRIX MATERIALS, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, STRENGTH(MECHANICS), GLASS FIBERS, EPOXY LAMINATES, THERMOPLASTIC RESINS, FILAMENTS, FATIGUE(MECHANICS), PREPREGS, HANDBOOKS, BORON, MILITARY PUBLICATIONS, EPOXY RESINS, PLASTICS, POLYESTER PLASTICS, CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, YARNS, GRAPHITE EPOXY COMPOSITES, THERMOSETTING PLASTICS, POLYIMIDE PLASTICS, PHENOLIC PLASTICS, POLYSULFONES.

Subject Categories : Refractory Fibers
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Textiles
      Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE