Although largely geared toward the aerospace industry, this handbook assumes no prior knowledge about advanced composite materials and gradually makes the reader conversant in composite terminology. After giving a comprehensive description of what composites are and how they work, this guide breaks materials down into their constituents and offers details about design considerations and guidelines, various tooling concepts, manufacturing methods, and accepted repair theories and concepts. Other sections include the most up-to-date information on adhesive bonding technology, core materials, materials testing, and nondestructive inspection techniques and equipment.
Technology & Engineering by Rikard Benton Heslehurst
Engineered Repairs of Composite Structures provides a detailed discussion, analysis, and procedures for effective and efficient repair design of advanced composite structures. It discusses the identification of damage types and the effect on structural integrity in composite structures, leading to the design of a repair scheme that focusses on the restoration of the structural integrity and damage tolerance. This book teaches the reader to better understand effective and efficient repair design, allowing for more structurally effective repairs of damaged composite structures. It also discusses the application of the repair and what is needed in the forming of the composite repair to meet the engineering design requirements. Aimed at materials engineers, mechanical engineers, aerospace engineers, and civil engineers, this practical work is a must have for any industry professional working with composite structures.
This book covers the different aspects of tropical natural fibre composites in areas such as properties, design and analysis, manufacturing techniques, material selection of kenaf, oil palm, sugar palm, pineapple leaf, coconut, sugarcane and banana based fibre composites. Important properties such as mechanical and thermal of natural fibres as well their composites are presented. A study on the composite fibre-matrix interface is highlighted together with the design process and analysis of products from natural fibre composites. An overview on the manufacturing techniques (conventionally used to produce fibre glass fibre composites) such as pultrusion and filament winding is described to produce natural fibre composites. The importance of material selection system to obtain the most optimum materials for application in engineering components from natural fibre composites is covered with a strong focus on the concurrent engineering for natural fibre composites.
Whether an airplane or a space shuttle, a flying machine requires advanced materials to provide a strong, lightweight body and a powerful engine that functions at high temperature. The Aerospace Materials Handbook examines these materials, covering traditional superalloys as well as more recently developed light alloys. Capturing state-of-the-art developments in materials research for aeronautical and aerospace applications, this book provides a timely reference for both newcomers and veteran researchers in the field. The chapters address developments in bulk materials, coatings, traditional materials, and new materials. Beginning with an overview of superalloys, including nickel-, nickel–iron-, and cobalt-based superalloys, the text covers machining, laser cladding and alloying, corrosion performance, high-temperature oxidation, thermal spraying, and nanostructured coatings. It also includes four categories of composites used in aerospace: metal matrix, polymer, carbon nanotube-reinforced polymer, and self-healing composites. The text describes preparation, processing, and fatigue of lightweight magnesium alloys, as well as an exciting new class of materials—aerogels. This book brings readers to the cutting edge of research in materials for aerospace and aeronautics. It provides an entry point into this field and presents details to stimulate future research. This unique, up-to-date resource offers knowledge to enable practitioners to develop faster, more efficient, and more reliable air- and spacecraft.
Composite Materials: Concurrent Engineering Approach covers different aspects of concurrent engineering approaches in the development of composite products. It is an equally valuable reference for teachers, students, and industry sectors, including information and knowledge on concurrent engineering for composites that are gathered together in one comprehensive resource. Contains information that is specially designed for concurrent engineering studies Includes new topics on conceptual design in the context of concurrent engineering for composites Presents new topics on composite materials selection in the context of concurrent engineering for composites Written by an expert in both areas (concurrent engineering and composites) Provides information on ‘green’ composites
The conventional approach to through-life-support for aircraft structures can be divided into the following phases: (i) detection of defects, (ii) diagnosis of their nature and significance, (iii) forecasting future behaviour-prognosis, and (iv) pre scription and implementation of remedial measures including repairs. Considerable scientific effort has been devoted to developing the science and technology base for the first three phases. Of particular note is the development of fracture mechanics as a major analytical tool for metals, for predicting residual strength in the presence of cracks ( damage tolerance) and rate of crack propagation under service loading. Intensive effort is currently being devoted to developing similar approaches for fibre composite structures, particularly to assess damage tolerance and durability in the presence of delamination damage. Until recently there has been no major attempt to develop a science and tech nology base for the last phase, particularly with respect to the development of repairs. Approaches are required which will allow assessment of the type and magnitude of defects amenable to repair and the influence of the repair on the stress intensity factor (or some related parameter). Approaches are also required for the development and design of optimum repairs and for assessment of their durability.
This handbook is a compendium of information on methods of manufacture of advanced composite components for airframes. It is aimed at familiarizing the reader with the common industry standards and aspects of using composites in aircraft applications. The handbook is intended to aid Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) personnel in assessing airworthiness of composite parts in civilian aircraft. The contents are drawn from various sources and are condensed into an easy-to-read, but comprehensive format. The contents of this handbook include introductory background on composite materials utilizing fiber reinforcements, matrix systems, core types and styles, handling, related practices found in the manufacturing and fabrication as well as the use of these materials, the concepts of producing parts utilizing tooling, various manufacturing methodologies, processing, machining, quality assurance, assembly, repair, and related safety and environmental issues. These topics are considered essential for proper assessment of the manufacturing qualities and the continued airworthiness of composite parts used in civil aviation today and in the future.