SURVEY AND FUTURE TRENDS OF GRAPHITE TECHNOLOGY
AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The many advances during the past three years stimulated this survey of the various graphites. Claims, properties, and processes of graphites are analyzed to assess their practicality, reliability, and reproducibility. The properties of graphite are discussed and compared to aid the decision making designers in understanding the potential of graphites with regard to missile and space application. Emphasis is placed on the need for a closer working relationship of the designer and materials engineering in view of the belief that graphites should not be treated as a shelf material, but as a family of unique materials. The discussion includes likely trends in graphite development and suggestions for advanced courses of development.
- Miscellaneous Materials
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems