Accession Number : ADD013874

Title :   Improved Carbon Fiber Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites Specification.

Descriptive Note : Patent Application, Filed 28 Jun 88,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Everett, Richard K ; Henshaw, William F

Report Date : 28 Jun 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : This invention relates to improved carbon fiber reinforced metal matrix composites. More particularly, the invention relates to reinforced metal matrix composites having two barrier layers on the carbon reinforcing fiber. Stiff, strong, and thin metal and metal-like materials are needed for many engineering applications such as 'skins' for aircraft, rockets and ground vehicles. Composites, consisting of a matrix of metal, alloy or intermetallic material strengthened by the inclusion of reinforcing fibers of a ceramic, metal, carbon or other material, have been found useful for these applications. Composites are often stronger and lighter than the matrix material forming the composite. Patent applications. (jes)

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT, *METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES, BARRIERS, CARBON, CARBON FIBERS, ENGINEERING, FIBERS, GROUND VEHICLES, LAYERS, MATERIAL FORMING, MATRIX MATERIALS, METALS, PATENT APPLICATIONS, REINFORCING MATERIALS, ROCKETS, SKIN(STRUCTURAL), THINNESS, PATENT APPLICATIONS

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE