Performance of Plastics in Water Environments,
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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The technology of reinforced plastics is growing and is providing the designer, the architect, and the user with a new class of materials having extraordinary properties. Glass reinforced plastics, for instance, provide strength-to-weight and modulus-to-weight ratios greater than most materials. They are inherently resistant to corrosion they are nonmagnetic and possess good dielectric properties besides being readily fabricated into large structures of complex shapes. Although reinforced plastics structures have been extremely successful for many applications, these materials have not reached their full potential under compressive or external loadings in water, such as those experienced in deep submergence. This fact does not indicate an inherent limitation of reinforced plastics but reflects the present state-of-the-art of reinforced plastics structures.
- Inorganic Chemistry
- Physical Chemistry