Accession Number:

AD0029827

Title:

A STUDY OF THE RAIN EROSION OF PLASTICS AND METALS

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LAB INC BUFFALO NY

Report Date:

1954-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

146.0

Abstract:

Based upon data obtained in studies of the relative rain erosion resistance of various types of materials, the general requirements needed for mnaximum erosion resistance can be quantitatively met by two properties which are the antithesis of each other. One a relatively soft, tough, smooth elastomeric material and two a hard, smooth, ductile material with high compressive strength. The first is typified by neoprene coatings such as Gaco N-79 and Goodyear 23-56. The second, by titanium and tough alloy steels such as 4130. To further define these requirements, studies of various materials were continued. Proposed tests and materials to be evaluated at Mach numbers above two, are discussed.

Subject Categories:

  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE