Accession Number:

ADA001086

Title:

Analysis of Rain Erosion of Coated and Uncoated Fiber Reinforced Composite Materials

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept. 1 Jun 1973-31 May 1974

Corporate Author:

MICHIGAN UNIV ANN ARBOR DEPT OF ENGINEERING MECHANICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

59.0

Abstract:

The behavior of both uncoated and coated fiber reinforced composite substrate systems subjected to repeated impingements of liquid droplets was investigated. The system studied consisted of 1 an uncoated fiber reinforced composite, and 2 a fiber reinforced composite covered by a single layer of homogeneous coating of arbitrary thickness. Employing the fatigue theorems established for the rain erosion of homogeneous materials, algebraic equations were derived for both systems 1 and 2 WHICH DESCRIBE THE INCUBATION PERIOD, RATE OF MASS REMOVAL AND THE TOTAL MASS LOSS.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE