Accession Number : ADA136678

Title :   Applications of Composite Materials in Helicopter Construction (Les Applications des Materiaux Composite dans la Construction des Helicopteres),

Corporate Author : NAVAL INTELLIGENCE SUPPORT CENTER WASHINGTON DC TRANSLATION DIV

Personal Author(s) : Beziac,G

PDF Url : ADA136678

Report Date : 21 Nov 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : (U)State-of-the-art technology regarding the various fiber reinforced plastec composites being used in the fabrication of helicopter components is reviewed. The mechanical and flexural properties of graphite fiber, Kevlar and fiberglass reinforced composites and of sandwich structures using these materials were compared to each other. The relationship of their properties to their weight savings benefit, and comparison to using metal alloys is discussed. (LS-PL).

Descriptors :   *Helicopters, *Composite materials, *Manufacturing, Construction, Construction materials, Materials, Vehicle chassis components, Helicopter rotors, Fabrication, Alloys, Plastics, Translations, France

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Fabrication Metallurgy
      Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE