Accession Number : ADA303959

Title :   Advanced Polymeric and Metallic Composite Materials for Space and Aerospace Vehicle Structures and Strength Optimization of Composite Structures and their Certification (Les Materiaux Composites Polymeriques et Metalliques Avances pour les Structures des Vehicules Spatiaux et Aerospatiaux, et l'Optimisation de la Resistance des Structures Composites et leur Homologation).

Descriptive Note : Lecture series,

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

PDF Url : ADA303959

Report Date : DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 154

Abstract : This Lecture Series will present and discuss the scientific problem of advanced polymer and metallic composite materials for aerospace structures, strength optimization of composite structures and their certification. Some challenges of using composite structures, including airframe concept definition are studied. Also fibre orientation optimization principles for composite panels and shells are outlined. Procedures for certification of assemblies made out of composites are dealt with. Certification requirements, including requirements to estimate static and fatigue strengths are formulated. Design conditions for composite structures are analyzed, including development. This Lecture Series, endorsed by the Structures and Materials Panel of AGARD has been implemented by the Technical Cooperation programme. (MM)

Descriptors :   *SPACECRAFT, *MILITARY AIRCRAFT, *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *AEROSPACE CRAFT, NATO, METALS, POLYMERS, FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, ORIENTATION(DIRECTION), COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, METAL MATRIX COMPOSITES, MATRIX MATERIALS, ALLOYS, STRENGTH(MECHANICS), FRACTURE(MECHANICS), BRITTLENESS, POLYMERIC FILMS, AIRFRAMES, FATIGUE(MECHANICS), PREPREGS, AEROSPACE INDUSTRY, EPOXY RESINS, PLASTICS, GRAPHITE EPOXY COMPOSITES.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE