Accession Number : ADB046899

Title :   Measurement of Carbon Fiber Exposure to Failure and Possible Shock Hazard for Household Equipment.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY BALLISTIC RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Morrissey, John A. ; Wolfe, Neil M. ; Patrick, James H. ; Brannan, William I.

Report Date : MAR 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 36

Abstract : The vulnerability of 10 items of household equipment to carbon fibers was measured. These measurements were made for both an operational failure of the item and a possible input power-to-chassis short. During these tests no operational failures were observed. Several input power-to-chassis shorts were observed at the 10 to the 7th power fiber-seconds/cu m exposure level. The current observed during these shorts was below the level which could possibly harm a human body.

Descriptors :   *CARBON FIBERS, *EXPOSURE(GENERAL), *ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, FAILURE(MECHANICS), GRAPHITE, TEST METHODS, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, VULNERABILITY, HAZARDS, SHOCK, HOUSEHOLD GOODS, MEASUREMENT, SHORT CIRCUITS.

Subject Categories : Textiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE