Accession Number : ADD014570

Title :   Fabrication by Filament Winding with an Elastomeric Material.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 13 Jul 88, patented 1 May 90,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Nakamura, Wayne H

Report Date : 01 May 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 8

Abstract : This patent discloses an invention that relates in general to fabricating fiber-reinforced membranes using elastometric materials and, in particular, to a filament winding process suitable for fabricating flexible fiber-reinforced membranes for inflatable deployable or expandable structures capable of sustaining high structural loads or providing thermal insulation to the structure. The invention relates especially to a filament winding process for fabricating a flexible membrane which may be inflated to provide a flexible membrane which may be inflated to provide a conically shaped deployable nose fairing for a missile. Keywords: Patents, PAT-CL-156-169, Composite materials, Fabrication, Filament winding, Elastomeric materials. (JG)

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *ELASTOMERS, *FABRICATION, *FILAMENT WOUND CONSTRUCTION, *PATENTS, DEPLOYMENT, EXPANDABLE STRUCTURES, FAIRINGS, FIBER REINFORCEMENT, FLEXIBLE MATERIALS, INFLATABLE STRUCTURES, LOADS(FORCES), MATERIALS, MEMBRANES, NOSES, SHAPE, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, STRUCTURES, THERMAL INSULATION

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE