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Measurement Of The Thermal Properties Of Various Aircraft Structural Materials

Report Number: WADC TR 58-179
Author: Melonas, John V.
Author: Pears, Coultas D.
Author: Covington, Perry C.
Corporate Author: Southern Research Institute
Laboratory: Materials Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1958-11
Pages: 54
Contract: AF 33(616)-3328
Project: 7340
Task: 73400
PB Number: PB151546
AD Number: AD0204795

Thermal expansion, specific heat, and thermal conductivity properties were measured for six structural panels and cores through a temperature range from -100 to 600 degrees F. In addition, some physical tests were made on these materials. The materials covered in the investigation consisted of one asbestos-resin laminate, three fiberglass-resin laminates, and two fiberglass-resin fluted core sandwich panels. The test procedures and equipment used in the thermal property evaluations are modifications of the procedure described in WADC TR 54-306 according to MIL and Federal specifications.

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