Accession Number:

AD0274332

Title:

ESTABLISHMENT OF THE POTENTIAL OF FLAKE REINFORCED LAMINATES AS ENGINEERING STRUCTURAL MATERIALS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

WHITTAKER CORP SAN DIEGO CA NARMCO RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

The fundamental structural properties of flake reinforced plastics were advanced in detail, and advantageous applications of flake composites were determined. Combinations of flake with glass fibers were tested and their structural potential is discussed. The theoretical work conducted predicts inherent stress concentrations of up to 8 times the nominal stress in circular flake composites. The fabrication of cylinders and shapes other than flat plates using preformed, b-staged sheets of flake composite material and fluid molding pressure is reported to have advantages over other fabrication methods.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE