Accession Number:

ADA554164

Title:

Microstructure and Strain Rate Effects on the Mechanical Behavior of Particle Reinforced Epoxy-Based Reactive Materials

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept. 1 Oct 2005-30 Sep 2011

Corporate Author:

GEORGIA INST OF TECH ATLANTA SCHOOL OF MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2011-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

324.0

Abstract:

The effects of reactive metal particles on the microstructure and mechanical properties of epoxy-based composites are investigated in this work. Particle reinforced polymer composites show promise as structural energetic materials that can provide structural strength while simultaneously being capable of releasing large amounts of chemical energy through highly exothermic reactions occurring between the particles and with the matrix. This advanced class of materials is advantageous due to the decreased amount of high density inert casings needed for typical energetic materials and for their ability to increase payload expectancy and decrease collateral damage.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Metallurgy and Metallography

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE