Develop and Demonstrate Manufacturing Processes for Fabricating Graphite Filament Reinforced Polymide (Gr/PI) Composite Structural Elements.
Quarterly rept. no. 5, 8 Mar-8 Jun 78,
GENERAL DYNAMICS SAN DIEGO CA CONVAIR DIV
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Increased efficiency for future reusable space vehicles demands the requirement for and involves file use of lightweight, thermally stable structural composite materials. One of the most promising materials for this application is graphite filament reinforced polyimide matrix composites. NASAs project, Composites for Advanced Space Transportation Systems CASTS, was established to develop and demonstrate the necessary technology required to achieve GrPI structural components with a 316C 6OOF operational capability. The primary objective of this program is file development and demonstration of fabrication processes for graphite fiber reinforced composites using DuPonts NR-150B2 polyimide as the matrix material which are applicable to fabrication of relatively large size composite structures. MM
- Laminates and Composite Materials
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems