Accession Number:

ADP006818

Title:

An Overview of Concerns Relating to Fluid Effects on Composites,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

BRITISH AEROSPACE PLC WARTON (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

The effect of the interaction of fluids and the environment on composite fibreresin systems plays an important role in determining the suitability and the design values used for these materials. This paper provides a brief overview of the questions posed by the designer and the materials engineer and looks at the test methodologies employed to determine answers to these questions. The advantages for standardization of these fluidenvironment exposure regimes, together with agreement on the range and extent of the follow-up test methods, is examined.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Research and Experimental Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE