CRREL Research on Materials in Cold Environments
COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH
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This report is a synopsis of the developments in the materials research program at CRREL. Focusing on studies of the low-temperature behavior materials, the report reviews these developments in three specific areas creating a materials-property data base, researching composites and other materials and developing test facilities. Among materials, composites, being newer, have been studied at depth. Temperature and strain rate have been considered critical in influencing any materials durability therefore, facilities were developed to provide precise control of these parameters. The program aims to meet the crucial need for designing structures and equipment using materials specifically adapted for cold regions and low-temperature applications.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods