Accession Number : ADA325314

Title :   Carbon-Carbon Composites (CCC) - A Historical Perspective.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Sep 95-Sep 96,

Corporate Author : DAYTON UNIV OH RESEARCH INST

Personal Author(s) : Schmidt, Donald L.

PDF Url : ADA325314

Report Date : SEP 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 599

Abstract : Carbon carbon composite (CCC) materials are typically composed of a fibrous carbon reinforcement, a carbonaceous or graphitic matrix, and sometimes other fillers or coatings to impart specialized properties. CCC materials have an outstanding balance of properties which have led to many important uses in the aerospace, defense, braking, industrial and other fields. This report provides a historical perspective of CCC materials, including (a) the most important developmental events, (b) the present technology base, and (c) present and future uses. The international materials community has assisted in compiling over 1400 historical events. Many of these events are listed in the report. Hopefully, they will assist in (a) recognizing major CCC events of the past, (b) stimulate new approaches and solutions for current problems and issues, and (c) provide a basis for forecasting future developments.

Descriptors :   *CARBON CARBON COMPOSITES, FABRICATION, COSTS, HISTORY, UTILIZATION.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE