Accession Number:

ADA222849

Title:

Gordon Research Conference on Composites Held in Ventura, California on 2-6 January 1990

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Nov 1989-31 Oct 1990,

Corporate Author:

GORDON RESEARCH CONFERENCES INC KINGSTON RI

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

With the assistance of funding from the Army Research Office we were able to attract outstanding speakers and discussion leaders from academe, industry and government. The program started with two presentations on the chemistry of organic high temperature matrices for composites which were followed later in the week by two presentations on the selection and behavior of ceramic matrices and composites. A unique aspect of this conference was a strong emphasis on methods for characterizing composites through presentations on stereoimaging, tunneling microscopy and a variety of spectroscopic techniques. The bulk of the conference dealt with fracture, toughening and lifetime prediction over a range of composites from the traditional fiber reinforced materials to micro and molecular composites. A final pair of presentations on process engineering and analysis completed our broad range of coverage on the chemistry, physics and engineering of composite materials. jg

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE