Composite Materials for Aircraft Structures, Second Edition

  • 11h 11m
  • Alan Baker, Donald Kelly, Stuart Dutton
  • AIAA
  • 2004

The second edition of this best-selling book provides an introduction to virtually all aspects of the technology of composite materials as used in aeronautical design and structure. The text discusses important differences in the technology of composites from that of metals--intrinsic substantive differences and their implications for manufacturing processes, structural design procedures, and in-service performance of the materials, particularly regarding the cause and nature of damage that may be sustained.

In this Book

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Basic Principles of Fiber Composite Materials
  • Fibers for Polymer-Matrix Composites
  • Polymeric Matrix Materials
  • Component Form and Manufacture
  • Structural Analysis
  • Mechanical Property Measurement
  • Properties of Composite Systems
  • Joining of Composite Structures
  • Repair Technology
  • Quality Assurance
  • Aircraft Applications and Design Issues
  • Airworthiness Considerations For Airframe Structures
  • Three-Dimensionally Reinforced Preforms and Composites
  • Smart Structures
  • Knowledge-Based Engineering, Computer-Aided Design, and Finite Element Analysis