Compressive Creep Response of T1000G/RS-14 Graphite/Polycyanate Composite Materials

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The response of a T1000G/RS-14 graphite/polycyanate composite material system to transverse compressive loads is quantified via experimentation. The primary objective of the work was to quantify the effects of process environment and test environment on the T1000G/RS-14 compressive creep response. Tests were conducted on both the neat resin and the composite material system. In addition to the creep tests, static compressive strength tests were conducted to define the stress-strain response. The creep behavior for the RS-14 resin was quantified by conducting a series of tests to study the effects of different process environments (air and nitrogen), different cure temperatures, and ... continued below

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Starbuck, J.M. January 1, 1998.

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The response of a T1000G/RS-14 graphite/polycyanate composite material system to transverse compressive loads is quantified via experimentation. The primary objective of the work was to quantify the effects of process environment and test environment on the T1000G/RS-14 compressive creep response. Tests were conducted on both the neat resin and the composite material system. In addition to the creep tests, static compressive strength tests were conducted to define the stress-strain response. The creep behavior for the RS-14 resin was quantified by conducting a series of tests to study the effects of different process environments (air and nitrogen), different cure temperatures, and different test environments (air and vacuum). The combined effect on the RS-14 resin compressive creep of processing in nitrogen and testing under vacuum versus processing in air and testing in air was a 47% decrease in the creep strain after 2177 hr. The test environment appeared to have a greater effect on the resin creep than the process environment. Following the conclusion of the resin creep tests, composite transverse compressive creep tests were conducted. The composite creep test cylinder was post-cured in a nitrogen environment prior to machining test specimens and all tests were conducted in a vacuum environment. The series of tests investigated the effects of initial stress level and test temperature on the creep behavior. At the end of the 2000-hr tests at 275{degrees}F on specimens stressed at 10,000 psi, the nitrogen-processed and vacuum-tested conditions reduced the composite transverse compressive creep strain by 19% compared to processing in air and testing in air. The effects of process and test environment on the creep behavior are not as great for the composite system as they were for the neat resin, primarily because of the low resin content in the composite material system. At the 275{degrees}F test temperature there was a significant increase in the composite transverse compressive creep strain between the 6000-psi and 10,000-psi stress levels. Despite the reduction in creep strains due to processing in a nitrogen environment, dimensional stability of the T1000G/RS-14 composite at high transverse compressive stress levels and high temperatures may still be an issue when selecting this system for future applications.

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  • Other: DE98058102
  • Report No.: ORNL--6937
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • DOI: 10.2172/657696 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 657696
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc712002

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Starbuck, J.M. Compressive Creep Response of T1000G/RS-14 Graphite/Polycyanate Composite Materials, report, January 1, 1998; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc712002/: accessed October 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.