Fiber Reinforcement of Metallic and Nonmetallic Composites. Phase I. State of Art and Bibliography of Fiber Metallurgy.
CLEVITE CORP CLEVELAND OHIO
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Progress in fiber metallurgy is summarized. Whiskers possess the maximum strength but are not available commercially. The survey confirms that of the three fibers available, glass, ceramic, or metal only glass fibers are used extensively to reinforce material. Metal fibers have a limited commercial application as a reinforcing agent. In instances where metal fibers are used to reinforce metals, the processes are still laboratory or pilot plant size. Part I of this survey presents a review of the current state-ofthe-art on strengthening theories, methods of producing fibers, or whiskers, methods of reinforcing composites with fibers or whiskers, and whisker formation. Part II is a bibliography of fiber metallurgy and consists of abstracts of each of the 293 articles or patents covered by the survey. The bibliography covers the following topics 1 production and properties of metal fibers, 2 production and properties of ceramic or glass fibers, 3 reinforcing composites with fibers, fiberglas, or wire, 4 whisker growth mechanisms, and 5 reinforcing composites with whiskers. Author