Accession Number:

ADB205126

Title:

Technology Assessment of Advanced Composites. Phase 1

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 1977-31 Mar 1978

Corporate Author:

APPLIED ENGINEERING RESOURCES INC SANTA BARBARA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

152.0

Abstract:

The primary objective of Phase I was to develop the approach and basic data upon which a full technology assessment of advanced composite materials could be built. The emphasis in this project has been on future use of composites for purposes other than transportation applications, such as construction and mining equipment and other structural items. However, the approach developed is applicable to the complete range of applications, and related issues. The approach combined two features re- ated to methods and data 1 taking appropriate portions of methodologies of analagous assessments already performed and adapting them to the advanced composite situation and 2 performing the necessary analyses and projections starting from the available, extensive, and collected source data. How this will be applied in the case of advanced composites is explained in a step-by-step description of the basic data, relationships, projections, and identification of impacts that will comprise the substantive assessment of Phase II of this program. At the completion of Phase I, it appears that the probable future range and amount of composites application is much more extensive than generally recognized, and hence the potential impacts and issues involved are extensive. jg p3

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Construction Equipment, Materials and Supplies

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE