Accession Number : ADA133771

Title :   Lectures on Composite Materials for Aircraft Structures,

Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH LABS MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Hoskin,B C ; Baker,A A

PDF Url : ADA133771

Report Date : Oct 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 274

Abstract : This report is an edited version of notes prepared in connection with a series of lectures on Composite Materials for Aircraft Structures that was given at the Aeronautical Research Laboratories during November 1981. The aim of the lectures was to provide a broad introduction to virtually all aspects of the technology of composite materials for aircraft structural applications. Topics covered included: the basic theory of fibre reinforcement; material characteristics of the commonly used fibre, resin, and composite systems; component form and manufacture; structural mechanics of composite laminates; joining composites; environmental effects, durability and damage tolerance; NDI procedures; repair procedures; aircraft applications; airworthiness considerations.

Descriptors :   *Composite materials, *Airframes, *Structural properties, Lectures, Fiber reinforcement, Polymers, Material forming, Laminates, Structural mechanics, Fabrication, Test and evaluation, Airworthiness

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE