Accession Number:

AD0260003

Title:

TEXTILE FIBERS IN HIGH TEMPERATURE APPLICATIONS

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

MASSACHUSETTS INST OF TECH CAMBRIDGE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

189.0

Abstract:

This project involved a survey of literature in the fields of metals, polymers and glasses to ascertain the availability of fibrous materials suitable for high temperature applications in re-entry parachutes. Wherever possible, mechanical behavior of the materials fiber form was considered at the temperature level of 1500 deg F. But in many instances only bulk behavior of the material in question has been reported with an indication of its fabricating problems. It may be expected that continued work on such materials will, in a few years, enlarge the stable of fiber candidates for high temperature textile performance. Meanwhile there is at hand a small selection of stable, high temperature metal fibers capable of meeting the re-entry parachute requirements, although with some restrictions in weight, cost, and textile performance.

Subject Categories:

  • Textiles
  • Thermodynamics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE