Aerospace structures

Harry H. Hilton

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Various new developments in the field of composite technology, design, and construction of aerospace structures, are presented. The Air Force Institute of Technology has undertaken global-local FEA to determine proof of concept for high-velocity wear and verification of nonlinear damping through experimentation of the hard coatings. Lockheed Martin will build advanced composite cargo aircraft (ACCA), based on a Fairchild Dornier 328J regional with aluminum mid/aft fuselage and empennage replaced by advanced composite sections. The layer-by-layer (LBL) assembly technique is the most widely used methods for preparation of nanostructured, multilayered thin films for aerospace applications. The simulated composite cantilever morphing structure at NASA Gleen is optimized to retain its original shape after exposure to 1,000 C.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages2
Specialist publicationAerospace America
StatePublished - Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering

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