Accession Number:

ADA277520

Title:

Characterisation of Fibre Reinforced Titanium Matrix Composites. (La Caracterisation des Materiaux Composites a Matrice de Titane Renforces par Fibres)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

260.0

Abstract:

The Combination of stiffness, strength and high temperature resistance provided by fibre reinforced titanium matrix composites offers major benefits for aircraft engine and airframe applications, where these materials could be used to reduce weight or improve performance. This workshop on the subject of characterisation of titanium composites was intended to provide a forum for the exchange of information in this important area. Characterisation in this case refers to the understanding of the behaviour of the composites as it relates to the ability to predict their performance in real-life applications. It covers various topics that include mechanical test techniques, NDE methods, life prediction models and other factors that will affect the level of confidence with which these relatively new materials will be accepted for application. With titanium composites, we are presently at a stage where matrix alloys, reinforcing fibres and composite consolidation processes are available for the fabrication of structural components

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Fabrication Metallurgy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE