Accession Number:

AD0785266

Title:

Molding of Oriented Short-Fiber Composites. IV. Characterization of Fiber Orientation Patterns

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MONSANTO RESEARCH CORP ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

The various considerations underlying the specification and characterization of three-dimensional orientation distributions in moldings of short fiber reinforced polymers are discussed. The recommended treatment resolves the overall complex orientation pattern into distributions on a macroscopic and microscopic scale. Some examples, including the effects of molding conditions, are given for an end-gated rectangular bar plunger molded from fiberglass reinforced epoxy.

Subject Categories:

  • Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Plastics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE