Development and implementation of high temperature resistant resin systems that can be used with fiber/fabric reinforcement for use in missile/rocket applications

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2017
Kaya Deniz, Tuğba
Motor case of a rocket/missile system is exposed to hot and high pressure gases. Its structural components such as control surfaces, outer casing are exposed to mechanical loads and aerodynamic heating due to the high velocity of the system. Therefore reinforced resin matrix polymeric composite materials are needed. These materials are applied inside and outside of the rocket/missile system in order to resist the aforementioned conditions. Considering the increasing difficulties in design criteria, rocket/missile systems that can carry its mission in harsh environments should be manufactured. This necessitates resins that possess advanced thermal and mechanical properties and high Tg than the currently used composite materials. Due to their strategic importance for the defense industry, international treaties limit importing these resins from other countries. In this thesis, fiber/fabric reinforced composite materials were manufactured from benzoxazine derivatives. The manufactured composite materials were confirmed by accomplishing laboratory scale thermal and mechanical tests. Synthesis of benzoxazine monomers was achieved in high yields under optimized reaction conditions by using phenol, aldehyde and amine derivatives. The characterization of these compounds was made via NMR and FTIR). Polymerization of these monomers was studied under appropriate curing conditions. The thermal and mechanical properties of obtained thermoset materials were examined. The composite materials were manufactured from these resins, which possessed desired thermal and mechanical properties (char yield %30, Tg 150 C). 
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T. Kaya Deniz, “Development and implementation of high temperature resistant resin systems that can be used with fiber/fabric reinforcement for use in missile/rocket applications,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2017.