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Applications in Aerospace, Especially in the USA

  • D. F. Adams

Abstract

The introduction of carbon fibers in the mid-1960’s, in the United States and elsewhere, almost simultaneously with boron fibers, provided the aerospace industry with composite materials which could compete in stiffness-critical applications with aluminum alloys. Prior to that time, the composite materials available, viz, glass fiber-reinforced polymers, were only competitive in strength-critical structures. For example, pressure vessels and rocket motor cases were major aerospace applications. Most airframe structures are stiffness-critical. The high modulus carbon fibers provided the required stiffness.

Keywords

Weight Saving Fighter Aircraft Civil Aircraft Require Stiffness Boron Fiber 
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© United Nations Financing System for Science and Technology for Development 1985

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  • D. F. Adams

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