Accession Number:

ADA135416

Title:

Effects of JP-4 Fuel on Graphite/Epoxy Composites

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Mar 77-Oct 82

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

46.0

Abstract:

The primary objective of this program was to determine if structural properties of graphiteepoxy composite laminates could be degraded by subjecting the material to JP-4 fuel under pressure for an extended period of time. The investigation consisted of three extended evaluations in which a total of 305 specimens were tested in various modes. The study dealt primarily with tensile testing of fuel and ambient environment exposed laminates and oven dried laminates to determine relative strength values. The data shows little to no degradation of the Hercules AS 3501-5A graphiteepoxy material properties after being exposed to JP-4 fuel at a 40 psi pressure for six months. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE