Accession Number:

AD0600907

Title:

LEADING EDGE AND NOSE CAP MATERIALS-PYROLYTIC GRAPHITE

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

34.0

Abstract:

A fatigue test of one grade of pyrolytic graphite at room temperature is described, and the resulting preliminary S-N curve is presented. This is the first such data obtained as far as is known. Also described is a test of pyrolytic graphite hemispheres in the Janus Arc Tunnel, a unique facility which can simulate closely glide re-entry heating. The thermodynamic capability of both the tunnel and the material was thereby demonstrated.

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE