Accession Number : AD0451684


Title :   HOLLOW GLASS FIBER REINFORCED LAMINATES


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Jun 1963-19 Aug 1964


Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/451684.pdf


Report Date : 15 Aug 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 155


Abstract : Privious studies of hollow glass fiber reinforced plastics have indicated that these composites offer the potential of significant structural weight savings for structures which are design limited by compressive strength or stability considerations or by bending or deflection criteria. This report on the accompolishments of the present program consists of two parts. The first presents the development of new analytical tools for the evaluation of composite performance. Included in this section are analyses relating the thermal expansion coefficients and thermal conductivities of a fibrous composite to those of the constituents. Also, further study of the stresses in the vicinity of a fiber discontinuity are presented. The second phase of the report describes the experimental program including mechanical, thermal and electrical property measurements. Test results are compared with analytical results where possible. The results indicate potential for application of the material to new areas.


Descriptors :   *GLASS TEXTILES , *LAMINATED PLASTICS , ABLATION , COMPOSITE MATERIALS , COMPRESSIVE PROPERTIES , DIELECTRIC PROPERTIES , ELASTIC PROPERTIES , EPOXY RESINS , FATIGUE(MECHANICS) , GLASS , REINFORCING MATERIALS , RUPTURE , SPECIFIC HEAT , THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY , THERMAL EXPANSION


Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE