Accession Number : ADD014245

Title :   Carbon Fiber Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 28 Jun 88, patented 1 Aug 89,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

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

Report Date : 01 Aug 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : An improved metal, alloy, or intermetallic matrix composite containing carbon reinforcing fibers is formed. The carbon reinforcing fibers are protected from interaction with the matrix material by an inner and on outer barrier layer. The outer layer is any one of the group of stable, non-reactive ceramic materials used to protect fibers, and the inner layer is a ductile, low density, oxygen desorbing rare earth metal. The carbon fibers are particularly useful in forming composites with a titanium aluminide matrix. Patents. (aw)

Descriptors :   *PATENTS, *CARBON REINFORCED COMPOSITES, *FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, *METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES, BARRIERS, CARBON FIBERS, CERAMIC MATERIALS, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, DUCTILITY, EXTERNAL, INTERNAL, LAYERS, LOW DENSITY, REINFORCING MATERIALS, TITANIUM ALUMINIDE

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE