Chapter 38. Cryogenic Temperature Impact Tests of Glass Matrix Composites

  1. John B. Wachtman Jr.
  1. D. F. Hasson1 and
  2. S. G. Fishman2

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470313053.ch38

14th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 9/10

14th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 9/10

How to Cite

Hasson, D. F. and Fishman, S. G. (1990) Cryogenic Temperature Impact Tests of Glass Matrix Composites, in 14th Annual Conference on Composites and Advanced Ceramic Materials, Part 2 of 2: Ceramic Engineering and Science Proceedings, Volume 11, Issue 9/10 (ed J. B. Wachtman), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470313053.ch38

Author Information

  1. 1

    U. S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD 21402

  2. 2

    Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA 22217

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1990

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470374931

Online ISBN: 9780470313053

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Keywords:

  • borosilicate;
  • temperature;
  • propagation;
  • borosilicate;
  • matrix

Summary

Current progress continues in process developments to provide “tough” matrix composites. Such a material is borosilicate glass with P-100 carbon fibers. Mechanical properties and impact tests have been performed. Drop-tower tests at a cryogenic temperature of −150°C were performed to determine the effect of low temperature on the impact strength. Composites with 0° and 0°/90° architectures in the “interlaminar” orientation were tested. Tests at 20°C and 150°C were also performed. Low temperature had no significant effect on the composite dynamic work of fracture or mode of fracture.