Polymer Composites in the Aerospace Industry book cover

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 aerospace structures. Part one reviews the design and manufacture of different types of composite component. Part two discusses aspects of performance such as stiffness, strength, fatigue, impact and blast behaviour, response to temperature and humidity as well as non-destructive testing and monitoring techniques.

Hardbound, 536 Pages

Published: September 2014

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-85709-523-7

Contents

  • 1 Introduction: engineering requirements for aerospace composite materials

    C. Soutis, The University of Manchester, UK

    Part I Design and manufacture of composite components for aerospace structures

    2 Modelling the structure and behaviour of 2D and 3D woven composites used in aerospace applications

    D. S. Ivanov, University of Bristol, UK and S. V. Lomov, KU Leuven, Belgium

    3 Manufacturing processes for composite materials and components for aerospace applications

    A. McIlhagger and E. Archer, University of Ulster, UK

    4 Buckling and compressive strength of laminates with optimized fibre-steering and layer-stacking for aerospace applications

    R. Butler, University of Bath, UK

    5 Manufacturing defects in aerospace composites and their effects on performance

    R. Talreja, Texas A&M University, USA

    Part II Composite performance in aerospace structure design

    6 Modelling the stiffness and strength of aerospace structural elements

    C. Kassapoglou, TU Delft, The Netherlands

    7 Fatigue of fiber-reinforced polymer aerospace composites under multiaxial loading

    M. Quaresimin, University of Padova, Italy and R. Talreja, Texas A&M University, USA

    8 Fracture mechanics characterization of polymer composites for aerospace applications

    A. J. Brunner, Empa, Switzerland

    9 Impact, post-impact strength and post-impact fatigue behaviour of polymer composites used in aerospace applications

    G. Davies, Imperial College, UK and P. Irving, Cranfield University, UK

    10 Design and testing of crashworthy aerospace composite components

    A. F. Johnson, Composites Consultant, Germany; R. S. Thomson, Advanced Composite Structures Australia, Australia; M. David, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Germany and M. Joosten, Advanced Composite Structures Australia, Australia

    11 Design and failure analysis of bolted joints for aerospace composites

    C. T. McCarthy and M. A. McCarthy, University of Limerick, Ireland

    12 The response of aerospace composites to temperature and humidity

    F. R. Jones and J. P. Foreman, University of Sheffield, UK

    13 The blast response of composite and fibre-metal laminate materials used in aerospace applications

    G. S. Langdon, University of Cape Town, South Africa and W. J. Cantwell, Khalifa University of Science, United Arab Emirates

    14 Repair of damaged aerospace composite structures

    E. Archer and A. McIlhagger, University of Ulster, UK

    15 Non-destructive testing of damage in aerospace composites

    R. H. Bossi, The Boeing Company, USA and V. Giurgiutiu, University of South Carolina, USA

    16 Structural health monitoring (SHM) of aerospace composites

    R. H. Bossi, The Boeing Company, USA and V. Giurgiutiu, University of South Carolina, USA

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