Determining the influence of immersion on polymeric composites: D68-2/195-2016E-PDF

theory and testing standards /

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Note "November 2016."
Date c2016.
Number of Pages vi, 19, [4] p. :
Catalogue Number
  • D68-2/195-2016E-PDF
Departmental Catalogue Number DRDC-RDDC-2016-R195
Subject Terms Materials technology