Accession Number:

ADA256679

Title:

Proceedings of the Annual Advanced Polymer Components Symposium (1st) Held in Indianapolis, IN on 20-22 February 1992

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.

Corporate Author:

PHILLIPS LAB EDWARDS AFB CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

381.0

Abstract:

Advanced propulsion concepts rely on advanced propulsion materials. The Phillips Laboratory is aggressively pursuing advanced polymeric materials for use in solid, liquid, and nuclear propulsion component applications. Traditional composite materials have high specific strengths, but suffer from high cost and labor intensive processing. The APC program is currently exploring thermotropic liquid crystal polymers. These materials have high specific strength and can be economically processed by traditional high volume routes such as injection molding and blow moldings. Applications envisioned for these materials include rocket nozzles, pressure cases, propellant tanks and conduits, nuclear propulsion containment fairings, high pressure tanks and orbit-processed habitats for interplanetary voyages. These proceedings deal with an overview of liquid crystal polymer technology and current art, test article demonstrations and in-depth discussions of the so-called annealing phenomena.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiation and Nuclear Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Plastics
  • Nuclear Propulsion
  • Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines
  • Solid Propellant Rocket Engines
  • Liquid Rocket Propellants
  • Solid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE