Accession Number:

AD0263661

Title:

HIGH STRENGTH GLASS FIBERS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Descriptive Note:

Monthly progres rept. no. 2, 15 Aug-15 Sep 1961

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO CINCINNATI OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-09-25

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

Effort was directed toward the design and construction of equipment and facilities for the drawing of a single glass monofilament from molten glass produced in an electrically heated furnace. The monofilament is attenuated to the desired diameter, coated with a plastic resin which acts as a protector and lubricant, and then wound on a drum for storage and eventual rewinding into a test ring structure. This much of the process is to be conducted in a controlled atmosphere to minimize corrosion of the glass filament by water vapor. The tensile strength of the newly formed monofilament will be measured before and after coating by the resin as well as the strength of filament would test rings made from the coated fiber.

Subject Categories:

  • Refractory Fibers
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE