Development of Composite Structural Materials for High Temperature Applications
Quarterly rept. no. 2, 25 Feb-25 May 1967
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA SPACE DIV
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The purpose of the program has been the development of new structural composite materials having high strength-to-weight ratios at elevated temperatures. The effort is being directed towards the use of heat resistant metals and alloys as the matrix for ultra-high strength Al2O3 single crystal whiskers. The major effort was placed on evaluating factors important to two potential methods for making high strength composites namely, electroplating and subsequent pressure bonding at high temperatures EPPB, and liquid metal infiltration. In support of these studies, some effort was devoted to whisker growth, whisker metallizing, and whisker handling beneficiation, classification, and orientation studies.
- Laminates and Composite Materials