Effect of Nuclear Radiation and Liquid Hydrogen on Mechanical Properties of Three Phenolic Materials

  • W. Weleff
Part of the Advances in Cryogenic Engineering book series (ACRE, volume 11)


The functional survival of mechanical, electrical, or electronic components in any unusual environment or operational conditions depends largely on the available strength of the materials used for construction of these devices under these conditions. Quite often design data are not available to adequately analyze such components for functioning in radiation fields, particularly in combination with other extreme environments, such as cryogenic fluids or vacuum. To help alleviate this situation the mechanical properties of three phenolic based materials were investigated in a combined environmental condition of liquid hydrogen and nuclear radiation. All three materials tested were standard 0.125 in. sheets.


Tensile Strength Dose Level Liquid Hydrogen Nuclear Radiation Room Temp Average 
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  1. 1.
    E. T. Smith, in: Advances in Cryogenic Engineering, Vol. 11, Plenum Press, New York (1966), p. 478.Google Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1966

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Weleff
    • 1
  1. 1.Aerojet-General CorporationSacramentoUSA

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