Accession Number : ADA277520


Title :   Characterisation of Fibre Reinforced Titanium Matrix Composites. (La Caracterisation des Materiaux Composites a Matrice de Titane Renforces par Fibres)


Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a277520.pdf


Report Date : Feb 1994


Pagination or Media Count : 260


Abstract : The Combination of stiffness, strength and high temperature resistance provided by fibre reinforced titanium matrix composites offers major benefits for aircraft engine and airframe applications, where these materials could be used to reduce weight or improve performance. This workshop on the subject of characterisation of titanium composites was intended to provide a forum for the exchange of information in this important area. Characterisation in this case refers to the understanding of the behaviour of the composites as it relates to the ability to predict their performance in real-life applications. It covers various topics that include mechanical test techniques, NDE methods, life prediction models and other factors that will affect the level of confidence with which these relatively new materials will be accepted for application. With titanium composites, we are presently at a stage where matrix alloys, reinforcing fibres and composite consolidation processes are available for the fabrication of structural components


Descriptors :   *NATO , *FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES , *METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES , *TITANIUM , MECHANICAL PROPERTIES , TENSILE STRENGTH , THERMAL RESISTANCE , AIRFRAMES , NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING , AIRCRAFT ENGINES , STIFFNESS


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Fabrication Metallurgy


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE