Replacing Invar with a Graphite-Epoxy Composite in the Design of Optical Retroreflectors
The purpose of this research is to investigate the use of a Graphite-epoxy composite, Hercules AS4/3501-6, as a replacement material for Invar, for applications such as optical retroreflectors. The results illustrate that the composite can meet the thermal expansion and modulus of elasticity requirements through appropriate orientation of the fibers in the multi-layer matrix.
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Rice, Stephen L.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace Sciences
Length of Campus-only Access
Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering; Engineering -- Dissertations, Academic
Schoonmaker, R. Scott, "Replacing Invar with a Graphite-Epoxy Composite in the Design of Optical Retroreflectors" (1989). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4224.