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Mechanical Properties Testing of Plastic Laminate Materials Down to 20°K

  • D. W. Chamberlain
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 10)

Abstract

The advantages of fiberglass-reinforced plastic materials for structural applications have long been recognized. Among these advantages are high strength-to-weight ratio, ease of fabrication, durability, simplicity of tooling for the production of intricate shapes, and corrosion resistance. The properties of all the more common laminating materials have been thoroughly explored in the normal and elevated temperature range. Until recently, however, there were virtually no data available on the performance of these materials in a cryogenic environment.

Keywords

Ultimate Compressive Strength Laminate Material Mechanical Property Test Bearing Strength Tensile Fatigue 
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References

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    N. O. Brink, “Determination of the Performance of Plastic Laminates Under Cryogenic Temperatures,” ASD-TDR-62–794, Narmco Research & Development, San Diego, California (August 1962).Google Scholar
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© Plenum Press, New York 1965

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. W. Chamberlain
    • 1
  1. 1.Narmco Research & DevelopmentA Division of Whittaker CorporationSan DiegoUSA

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