Accession Number:

AD0614991

Title:

A SURVEY OF DEVELOPMENTS IN WHISKER COMPOSITES IN THE UNITED STATES,

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Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1965-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

The present effort in the United States toward developing composite materials utilizing single crystal filaments whiskers as reinforcement is reviewed. The survey describes first the developments in growing whiskers of various substances such as high-meltingpoint ceramics. Next, those projects are listed which aim at incorporating whiskers into composite test samples with a usable material as an ultimate goal. Finally, the more general designs and analyses of filamentary composites are reviewed, particularly those dealing with the problems in the micromechanics, design utilization and possible applications. Some directions in future efforts in whisker composites, as presently planned, are predicted. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE