Accession Number : AD0438471


Title :   DEVELOPMENTS IN THERMAL-STRUCTURAL COMPOSITES AT GENERAL DYNAMICS/FORTH WORTH,


Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/FORT WORTH TEX


Personal Author(s) : Howeth,M S ; Thornton,H R ; Burroughs,J E


Report Date : 15 Apr 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 45


Abstract : The developmental efforts in the field of thermal-structural composites are summarized. These efforts are concerned, generally, with the application of composite systems as structural components, cooling systems, and environmental control systems. Specifically, investigations are in the areas of attachments for ablation systems, oxidation resistant coatings for refractory metals, foamed ceramic composites, plasma-arc sprayed coatings, and inorganicorganic material system development. (Author)


Descriptors :   *MATERIALS , STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS , THERMAL INSULATION , HEAT SHIELDS , REFRACTORY COATINGS , ABLATION , EMISSIVITY , EROSION , OXIDATION , PLASTICS , COMPOSITE MATERIALS , FASTENINGS , REFRACTORY METALS , PROTECTIVE TREATMENTS , METAL COATINGS , ALUMINUM ALLOYS , TIN ALLOYS , VAPOR PLATING , HIGH TEMPERATURE , REENTRY VEHICLES , NIOBIUM ALLOYS , CERAMIC MATERIALS , POROUS MATERIALS , SILICONE PLASTICS , EXPANDED PLASTICS , STAINLESS STEEL , FLAME SPRAYING , PLASMA JETS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE