REPORT OF THE AD HOC COMMITTEE ON COMPOSITES.
MATERIALS ADVISORY BOARD (NAS-NRC) WASHINGTON DC
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This study identifies research and development problems which limit the further advance of composites technology. Scope was confined to fibrous, lamellar, and skeletal composites for structures, thermal applications, radiation barriers or windows, and armor. In assessing the problems, attention was given to each step in the development sequence, which involves materials selection, design of composite, processing to form the composite, evaluation of composites, structural design using composites, and the role and limitations of composites in future weapons systems. The study found that particular problems exist in each of these steps. The problems are identified and described, with accompanying recommendations for research and development work or other appropriate action. Author
- Laminates and Composite Materials