Accession Number : ADA554164


Title :   Microstructure and Strain Rate Effects on the Mechanical Behavior of Particle Reinforced Epoxy-Based Reactive Materials


Descriptive Note : Interim rept. 1 Oct 2005-30 Sep 2011


Corporate Author : GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING


Personal Author(s) : White, Bradley W


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a554164.pdf


Report Date : Dec 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 324


Abstract : The effects of reactive metal particles on the microstructure and mechanical properties of epoxy-based composites are investigated in this work. Particle reinforced polymer composites show promise as structural energetic materials that can provide structural strength while simultaneously being capable of releasing large amounts of chemical energy through highly exothermic reactions occurring between the particles and with the matrix. This advanced class of materials is advantageous due to the decreased amount of high density inert casings needed for typical energetic materials and for their ability to increase payload expectancy and decrease collateral damage.


Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS , *ENERGETIC PROPERTIES , *EPOXY COMPOSITES , *PARTICLES , BEHAVIOR , CHEMICAL REACTIONS , COLLATERAL DAMAGE , CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS , EXOTHERMIC REACTIONS , HIGH DENSITY , INERT MATERIALS , MATERIALS , MECHANICAL PROPERTIES , METALS , MICROSTRUCTURE , PAYLOAD , POLYMERS , REACTIVITIES , REINFORCING MATERIALS , STRENGTH(MECHANICS) , STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES


Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Metallurgy and Metallography


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE