Accession Number : ADA015181


Title :   Engineering Design Handbook Short Fiber Plastic Base Composites


Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND ALEXANDRIA VA


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a015181.pdf


Report Date : 31 Jul 1975


Pagination or Media Count : 114


Abstract : The fabrication, molding characteristics, design features, and finished material properties of sheet molding compounds (SMC) and bulk molding compounds (BMC) are the basic elements treated in the handbook. Perform molding, which is steadily being replaced by more efficient SMC systems, is also considered as it produces parts with somewhat higher mechanical properties. The preimpregnated roving compounds, representing a minor segment of the reinforced plastics, are of significance in military applications. These compounds have been used to attain superior mechanical properties and are a convenient means for combining specific reinforcements and resins. Their preparation and properties therefore are included.


Descriptors :   *FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES , *REINFORCED PLASTICS , CARBON FIBERS , ENGINEERING , EPOXY RESINS , FABRICATION , FIBER REINFORCEMENT , FIBERGLASS , FILLERS , GLASS REINFORCED PLASTICS , HANDBOOKS , MOLDING TECHNIQUES , POLYESTER PLASTICS


Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE