Accession Number:

ADA305474

Title:

Graphite Fiber Reinforced Thermoplastic Resins.

Descriptive Note:

Contractor's rept.,

Corporate Author:

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES RESEARCH CENTER EAST HARTFORD CT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

166.0

Abstract:

Mechanical properties of neat resin samples and graphite fiber reinforced samples of thermoplastic resins were characterized with particular emphasis directed to the effects of environmental exposure humidity, temperature and ultraviolet radiation. Tensile, flexural, interlaminar shear, creep and impact strengths were measured for polysulfone, polyarylsulfone and a state-of-the-art epoxy resin samples. Tn general, the thermoplastic resins exhibited environniental degradation resistance equal to or superior to the reference epoxy resin. Demonstration of the utility and quality of a graphitethermoplastic resin system was accomplished by successfully thermoforming a simulated compressor blade and a fan exit guide vane. MM

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Plastics
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE