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Mechanism Of Rain Erosion, Part 13. Mechanism Studies On Neoprene Coatings

Report Number: WADC TR 53-192 Part 13
Author: Engel, Olive G.
Corporate Author: National Bureau Of Standards
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1959-07
Pages: 86
Contract: AF 33(616)-58-12
Project: 7340
Task: 73400
AD Number: AD0225488

The mechanism by which neoprene coatings fail is of interest because air traffic will be carried on for many years to come in the altitude range in which rain is still encountered and is in the velocity range for which neoprene coatings are a solution to the rain erosion problem. This report is an account of studies that have been made to determine the mechanism by means of which neoprene coatings eventually fail under high speed rain impingement. Results of tests involving antiozonant applications to the neoprene coatings are encouraging enough to warrant further experiments with such applications.

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