Investigation of New Airdrop Energy Dissipater Material
Final rept. 21 Jan-21 Nov 1974
MONSANTO RESEARCH CORP DAYTON OH DAYTON LAB
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The object of this program was the development of a foam plastic which can be expanded by the user for use as an airdrop energy dissipater material. The approach included the development of a foam solution which can be shipped and stored in its unexpanded form, and the prototype equipment to generate rectangular pieces of foam. The developed formulation is based on polystyrene dissolved in a liquified gas. The gas acts as both a solvent and a pneumatogen for the polymer. Solvation is accomplished in a closed tank where the solution remains until needed. The prototype equipment produces foam with characteristics equivalent to more conventional polystyrene foams. The suitability of the foam as an airdrop energy dissipater material was not completely established and remains to be determined.
- Physical Chemistry