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Differential Thermal Expansion Studies of Graphite Reinforced Glass Matrix Composites

  • F. C. Douglas
  • K. M. Prewo

Abstract

Composites based on graphite fibers have been shown to provide materials with high stiffness-to-weight ratio and sufficient dimensional stability to encourage their use in aircraft and spacecraft applications.1 Dimensional stability of composite structures becomes more important as the requirements placed on a structure become more stringent with regard to allowable strains, rotations, and surface distortions, such as for mirrors, mirror supports, microwave components, antennas, and similar applications.

Keywords

Thermal Expansion Graphite Fiber Expansion Curve Digitize Point Differential Thermal Expansion 
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© Purdue Research Foundation 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  • F. C. Douglas
    • 1
  • K. M. Prewo
    • 1
  1. 1.United Technologies Research CenterEast HartfordUSA

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