Epoxy-Nylon Adhesives for Low-Temperature Applications
Because of the extensive use of liquid oxygen and liquid hydrogen In both present and future space vehicles It has become necessary to obtain adhesives which will retain structural strengths at temperatures as low as -423°F. The Centaur vehicle is now utilizing adhesives for bonding plastic foam Insulation to a stainless steel tank, for bonding plastic honeycomb sandwich panels, and for bonding Mylar to stainless steel tanks. These adhesive bonds must withstand operating temperatures of -423°F, Future vehicles will have many more cryogenic applications which will require adhesive bonding. These applications may vary from the bonding of small clips to cryogen tanks to the problem of manufacturing full-scale, adhesive-bonded metal tanks.
KeywordsShear Strength Impact Specimen Stainless Steel Tank Average Bond Strength Composite Sandwich Structure
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