Accession Number : ADA262973


Title :   Compression Testing of Continuous P-100 Fiber Reinforced Glass Matrix Composite Tubes


Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Apr 1990-Sep 1991


Corporate Author : UNITED TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH CENTER EAST HARTFORD CT


Personal Author(s) : Tredway, W K ; McCluskey, P H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a262973.pdf


Report Date : 01 Oct 1991


Pagination or Media Count : 22


Abstract : Four glass matrix composite tubes reinforced with continuous P-100 carbon fiber were fabricated at United Technologies Research Center on an Office of Naval Research program using hot isostatic pressing. These tubes were supplied to Southern Research Institute for compression testing as part of an NSWC program to evaluate composite materials for satellite applications. The resulting properties of the four tubes exceeded the NSWC program requirements and were comparable to those of carbon-carbon tubes that had been previously evaluated at Southern Research. This equivalent mechanical performance together with the demonstrated atomic oxygen resistance, thermal damage tolerance, temperature capability to 1200 degrees C, and ease of fabrication suggests that carbon fiber reinforced glass matrix composites may offer acceptable performance for structural satellite applications.


Descriptors :   *COMPRESSION , *GLASS FIBERS , *TUBES , REQUIREMENTS , TEMPERATURE , MECHANICAL PROPERTIES , DAMAGE , COMPOSITE MATERIALS , RESISTANCE , CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES , STRUCTURAL COMPONENTS , COMPRESSIVE STRENGTH , NAVAL RESEARCH , TOLERANCE , ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES , FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES , FABRICATION , HOT PRESSING , ISOSTATIC PRESSING , CARBON FIBERS , MATRIX MATERIALS , OXYGEN


Subject Categories : Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Mechanics
      Unmanned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE