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Historical Development of Aeronautical Materials

  • Spiros PantelakisEmail author
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Abstract

In the present chapter, the evolution of aeronautical materials is presented. The chapter focuses on the historical development of aeronautical materials from the first usage of metals, for the aerospace purpose, to the massive aeronautical implementation of composite materials nowadays. Also described in this chapter are the European policies which are driven by the needs of the global economy and the environmental protection in order to reduce the fuel consumption and the CO2 emissions. Additionally, innovative materials and modern manufacturing techniques are shown so as to achieve the aforementioned environmental and economic goals.

Keywords

Aeronautical materials Metals Composites European policies Innovative manufacturing techniques 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of Technology and Strength of Materials, Department of Mechanical Engineering and AeronauticsUniversity of PatrasPatrasGreece

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