Accession Number:

AD0600514

Title:

COMPILATION AND ANALYSIS OF TEST DATA ON FIBER-GLASS-REINFORCED PLASTICS

Descriptive Note:

Rept. for 15 Jun-15 Nov 1963

Corporate Author:

KAMAN AIRCRAFT CORP BLOOMFIELD CT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1964-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

265.0

Abstract:

Fiberglass-reinforced plastic was first used as a laminated wood reinforcement for a primary structural rotor blade application in a helicopter development program in 1953. Since that time, the use of fiberglass cloth and oriented glass fibers for primary structures has increased at a rapid rate and has culminated in the development of an all-fiberglass rotor blade of superior performance. This report is a compilation and analysis of significant test data obtained in the evaluation of the all-glass rotor blade. Included are the associated areas of the development of glass fiber control tubing, the use of glass reinforcement for the Roto-prop rotor-propeller on a VSTOL aircraft, the elastic hinge study suggesting a maintenance-free tail rotor, and the effects of weathering upon glass blade properties and structure.

Subject Categories:

  • Ceramics, Refractories and Glass

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE