EFFECTS OF REPAIR PROCESSING ON THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF THERMOPLASTIC MATRIX COMPOSITES

Authors
  1. Hoa, S.V.
  2. Xiao, X.R.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Pacific, Victoria BC (CAN);Concordia Univ, Montreal QUE (CAN) Dept of Mechanical Engineering
Abstract
The report addresses a number of issues relating to the repair of thermoplastic matrix composite materials. The effects of the rapid heating and cooling cycles, typical of most remelting repair processes, on the crystalline morphology and interlaminar fracture toughness of APC-2 graphite/polyetheretherketone are investigated. Results of repairs carried out by resistance welding and by inductive heating are presented and discussed in terms of their mechanical effectiveness and suitability as field repair procedures.
Report Number
DREP-CR-92-02 — Contractor Report (Final)
Date of publication
15 Feb 1992
Number of Pages
132
DSTKIM No
92-01556
CANDIS No
104446
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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