Polymer composites in the aerospace industry /

"Polymer composites are increasingly used in aerospace applications due to properties such as strength and durability compared to weight. Edited by two leading authorities in the field, this book summarises key recent research on design, manufacture and performance of composite components for a...

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Other Authors: Irving, E. (Editor), Soutis, C. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Kidlington, UK : Woodhead Publishing, [2015]
Series:Woodhead Publishing series in composites science and engineering ; no. 50.
Online Access:CONNECT
Table of Contents:
  • Front Cover; Related titles; Polymer Composites in the Aerospace Industry; 11
  • Design and failure analysis of composite bolted joints for aerospace composites; Woodhead Publishing Series in Composites Science and Engineering; 12
  • The response of aerospace composites to temperature and humidity; 13
  • The blast response of composite and fibre-metal laminate materials used in aerospace applications; 1.1 Introduction; 1.3 Manufacturing techniques; 1.4 Applications in aircraft construction; References; Contents; Part One -Design and manufacture of composite components for aerospace structures.
  • 2
  • Modelling the structure and behaviour of 2D and 3D woven composites used in aerospace applicationsAcknowledgement; List of contributors; 3
  • Manufacturing processes for composite materials and components for aerospace applications; 6
  • Modeling the stiffness and strength of aerospace structural elements; 3.2 Key property and process requirements; 3.7 Process monitoring; 3.8 Conclusions; References; 4
  • Buckling and compressive strength of laminates with optimized fibre-steering and layer-stacking for aerospace applications; Part 2 Composite performance in aerospace structure design.
  • 8.2 Applications of fracture mechanics of fibre-reinforced polymer-matrix (FRP) composites in aerospace9
  • Impact, post-impact strength and post-impact fatigue behaviour of polymer composites; 9.2 Nature of damage; 10
  • Design and testing of crashworthy aerospace composite components; 10.2 Crashworthy design concepts for aircraft structures; 5.2 Defects in composite materials; 11.2 Finite element model; 16.2 Conventional resistance strain gauges; 12.2 Moisture absorption; 12.10 Nonaqueous environments; 12.11 Composite unidirectional properties; 12.12 Conclusions; References.
  • 14
  • Repair of damaged aerospace composite structures13.2 Characteristics of explosions in air; 14.2 Assessment of repair and non-destructive tests; 5
  • Manufacturing defects in composites and their effects on performance; 15
  • Nondestructive testing of damage in aerospace composites; 15.2 Types of composite damage; References; 8
  • Fracture mechanics characterization of polymer composites for aerospace applications; 16
  • Structural health monitoring (SHM) of aerospace composites; Copyright; 7
  • Fatigue of fiber reinforced composites under multiaxial loading; Index.