skip to main content

Title: Plastic matrix composites with continuous fiber reinforcement

Most plastic resins are not suitable for structural applications. Although many resins are extremely tough, most lack strength, stiffness, and deform under load with time. By mixing strong, stiff, fibrous materials into the plastic matrix, a variety of structural composite materials can be formed. The properties of these composites can be tailored by fiber selection, orientation, and other factors to suit specific applications. The advantages and disadvantages of fiberglass, carbon-graphite, aramid (Kevlar 49), and boron fibers are summarized.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
288049
Report Number(s):
AD-A--307849/0/XAB; MIL-HDBK--754(AR)
TRN: 62250526
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: 19 Sep 1991
Research Org:
Army Armament Research and Development Command, Dover, NJ (United States). Armament Engineering Directorate
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
36 MATERIALS SCIENCE; REINFORCED PLASTICS; THERMODYNAMIC PROPERTIES; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; FIBERGLASS; MATRIX MATERIALS; EPOXIDES