Innovative Approach for High Strength, High Thermal Conductive Composite Materials: Data Base
Final rept. 7 Apr 2011-15 Oct 2013
PERFORMANCE POLYMER SOLUTIONS INC MORAINE OH
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Using the format of Mil Handbook 17, a complete data base of the results of experimental efforts to determine hybrid matrix pitch fiber composites. Testing was performed on multiple pitch fiber types, from which we were able to down select K6356U pitch fiber with balanced TC and strength properties. A prepreg processing line was created capable of infusing the unidirectional pitch fiber tape. This processing line has the capability to be used with other fiber types as well. Aluminum-filled composites were manufactured suing a resin exfusion process as well as conventional compression molding. It was found that compression molding outperforms autoclaving in both thermal and mechanical properties.
- Laminates and Composite Materials