Accession Number:

AD0512536

Title:

Multidimensional Reinforced Plastic Composites for Nosetips and Heatshields.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP SAN BERNARDINO CALIF SAN BERNARDINO OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1970-11-20

Pagination or Media Count:

89.0

Abstract:

The state-of-the-art in application of multidimensional reinforced plastic composites to reentry vehicle nosetips and heatshields is reviewed. Fabrication methods, materials selection and evaluation are discussed. Comparisons are made between competing concepts in terms of manufacturing problems, properties and limitations. Emphasis is placed on orthogonal and interwoven arrangements of quartz and carbon fiber composites with cured resin binders and pyrolyzed resin binders. The application of high modulus graphite fibers in integrated structureheatshield composites is discussed. Problems in the design and fabrication of attachments to other structural components are reviewed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE