Accession Number : ADA954468

Title :   Literature Survey of the Field of Fiber-Reinforced Plastic Composites: Part 1.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 1958-Aug 70,

Corporate Author : TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION DEPT OF CIVIL ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Beckwith,S. W. ; Schapery,R. A. ; Webb,L. D.

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 250

Abstract : This report contains the abstracts from approximately 1950 references in the area of fiber-reinforced plastic composites. The survey covers the unclassified publications( reports, journal articles, theses, etc.) from the period 1958 to August 1970, with particular emphasis on boron, glass, and graphite fiber materials. The abstract presents an in-depth coverage of the mechanical, thermal, and optical characterization of fiber-reinforced plastics as well aso the analytical methods used to predict laminate behavior on both the microscopic and macroscopic scale. The area of failure and the influence of physico-chemical effects on mechanical behavior are also reviewed. Finally, special sections on design and application, materials and fabrication, and special test procedures are included. Originator keywords include: Glass fiber - reinforced plastics, Graphite fiber - reinforced plastic, Boron fiber - reinforced plastics, Fiber-reinforced plastic composites, Literature survey, Composite failure, Analytical methods, Dynamic characterization, Micromechanics analysis, Fiber-matrix interactions, Chemical structure of composites, Thermal properties, Filament-wound structures, Aircraft structures, Physico - chemical effects.

Descriptors :   ABSTRACTS, AIRCRAFT, AIRFRAMES, BEHAVIOR, BORON, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, DOCUMENTS, FAILURE, FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, FIBER REINFORCEMENT, FIBERS, FILAMENT WOUND CONSTRUCTION, GLASS FIBERS, GRAPHITE, GRAPHITED MATERIALS, INTERACTIONS, LAMINATES, LITERATURE SURVEYS, MATRIX MATERIALS, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, MOLECULAR STRUCTURE, PERIODICALS, PHYSICOCHEMICAL PROPERTIES, PLASTICS, REINFORCED PLASTICS, REPORTS, STRUCTURES, TEST METHODS, THERMAL PROPERTIES, THESES

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE