Development of Highly Reinforced Amorphous Matrix Composites
Final rept. 17 Nov 97-16 May 98
AMORPHOUS TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL LAGUNA NIGUEL CA
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Amorphous Matrix Composites AMC were developed and fabricated using Tungsten and Carbon reinforcements. Emphasis was placed on achieving high loading fractions of the reinforcing materials. A process to commercially manufacture AMCs was studied and mapped. The feasibility of the process was also determined. Rods of AMC were fabricated using this process. The samples were fully dense and the amorphous nature of the binding matrix was confirmed. The results from this study will provide valuable process data for the future development of AMC products such as Kinetic Energy Penetrators and sporting goods.
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