Tooling for Composite Aerospace Structures

Tooling for Composite Aerospace Structures

Manufacturing and Applications

1st Edition - June 18, 2020

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  • Author: Zeaid Hasan
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128199572
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128204269

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Tooling for Composite Aerospace Structures: Manufacturing and Applications offers a comprehensive discussion on the design, analysis, manufacturing and operation of tooling that is used in the lamination of composite materials and assembly. Chapters cover general topics, the materials that are typically used for tooling, design aspects and recommendations on how to approach the design, and what engineers need to consider, including examples of designs and their pros and cons, how to perform these type of details, and the methods of inspection needed to ensure quality control. The book concludes with an outlook on the industry and the future.

Key Features

  • Covers the entire lifecycle of tool design, starting with a discussion on composite materials and ending with new concepts and material
  • Introduces aspects of how to use modeling and simulation for tooling with detailed examples and validation data
  • Offers a list of materials and where they should be used depending on the application


Undergraduate and graduate students in the field of manufacturing, structures and materials

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction
    2. Composite Materials
    3. Tooling Materials and Processing
    4. Design Approaches and Guidelines
    5. Manufacturing and Quality
    6. Operation of Tools
    7. Modeling and Simulation
    8. Future Outlook

Product details

  • No. of pages: 296
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 2020
  • Published: June 18, 2020
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128199572
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128204269

About the Author

Zeaid Hasan

Zeaid has been working in the field of aerospace design, materials, analysis and manufacturing for the past 12 years. He has a PhD in aerospace engineering from Arizona State University and many other graduate degrees including applied mathematics, business and mechanical engineering. He worked at several companies including Boeing as a structures and liaison engineer as well as a project manager supporting a wide variety of platforms including the 787, 777X, NMA, and F18. He then moved to General Atomics where he supported many programs including the MQ25 where he was a project manager with the airframe integrated product team. He currently works at Boom supersonic where he is the principal materials and process engineer. He holds 8 patents and patent applications and is a registered professional engineer in 3 states and has published over 30 papers. He is also an adjunct faculty and has been teaching at many colleges and universities across the US for the past 7 years teaching both math and engineering courses.

Affiliations and Expertise

Project Manager, General Atomics, San Diego, CA, USA

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