Properties of Re-Entry Materials.
Final technical rept. Apr 69-Jun 71,
IIT RESEARCH INST CHICAGO ILL
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The engineering and design data characterizing new reentry materials are evaluated. Materials studied were a molded carbon cloth phenolic composite REST 6300, and a pierced fabric composite. Tests were also conducted on FRP Teflon which is being employed for behavioral studies under reentry conditions. REST 6300 was evaluated for mechanical strength, elastic modulus, strain to failure, and thermal expansion at various temperatures up to 6000 F. Precharring was used to reduce the effect of time on char conditions during testing. All property measurements were evaluated and related to the temperature of the test conditions. The FEP Teflon was evaluated for shear and compression strength and modulus, viscosity, and stress relaxation over a temperature range from room temperature to 450 F. These experiments provided material properties which could be used to verify material response theories developed to explain cross hatching phenomena which may occur in a re-entry environment. Author, modified-PL
- Laminates and Composite Materials
- Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles