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, 510 Pages

Published: September 2014

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-0-85709-523-7


  • Using composite materials in aircraft design: An overview. Part 1 Design and manufacture of composite components: Modelling 2D and 3D composites; Manufacturing processes; Manufacturing variable angle tow (VAT) composites; Manufacturing defects. Part 2 Composite performance: Modelling stiffness and strength; Fatigue under multiaxial loading; Delamination fatigue cracking; Impact and post-impact fatigue behaviour; Design and testing crashworthy components; Design and failure analysis of bolted joints; Response to temperature and humidity; Blast response; Repair of damaged aerospace structures; Non-destructive testing; Structural health monitoring.


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