Accession Number:

ADA409485

Title:

Carbon-Carbon Protective Tubes

Descriptive Note:

Technical paper

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB EDWARDS AFB CA SPACE AND MISSILE PROPULSION DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1999-07-19

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

High temperature protective tubes for the F-22 fighters spin chute struts had to be acquired and installed quickly due to changing needs. The solution was found at the Propulsion Directorate, whose carbon-carbon In-Situ Densification process had already demonstrated rapid small-scale densification of high quality components at low cost. In May 1999, the Directorates Propulsion Sciences Division was able to produce the needed components in just eight weeks. This time included the scaleup of the carbon-carbon In-Situ process and the facilities to produce components of the required size. Other sources would have taken three to five months to produce similar components.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE