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High-Temperature Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymer (CFRP) Solid Rocket Motor (SRM) Cases

DSIAC was tasked with compiling research and points of contact related to high-temperature-capable solid rocket motor (SRM) cases for tactical applications.  DSIAC performed searches of the Defense Technical Information Center Research & Engineering Gateway, Joint…

Hypersonic Missile Research

DSIAC received a technical inquiry stemming from the New York Times article “Hypersonic Missiles Are Unstoppable. And They’re Starting a New Global Arms Race” regarding information on the current status of hypersonic missile technology and…

Correlating Composite Damage to Impact Energy

DSIAC was asked if there are any equations that correlate impact energy to the resulting damage diameter in a composite material. A DSIAC subject matter expert at Texas Research Institute Austin (TRI Austin) discussed the issue…

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AFRL, Partners Develop Innovative Tools to Accelerate Composites Certification

In partnership with industry, a team of U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory/Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) personnel are developing the capability to accelerate certification of advanced manufactured composite structures. Creating a new materials characterization subfacility, known as the Materials Solutions Network, will drive composite manufacturing into a physics-based exact science that can be predicted