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Fiber-reinforced plastic composites. Possibilities and limitations of applications as machine-construction materialsThe use of fiber-reinforced composite structural materials in engineering applications is discussed in a survey of currently available technology and future prospects. The ongoing rapid growth in the use of these materials is described, and the criteria to be applied in selecting base materials, lamination schemes, fasteners, and processing methods are examined in detail and illustrated with graphs, diagrams, flow charts, and drawings. A description of a sample application (comparing the properties of steel, CFRP, SiC-reinforced Al, CFRP/steel, and CFRP/Al automobile piston rods) is included.
Document ID
19880012718
Document Type
Technical Translation (TT)
Authors
Ophey, Lothar (NASA Headquarters Washington, DC United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1988
Subject Category
COMPOSITE MATERIALS
Report/Patent Number
NAS 1.77:20159
NASA-TT-20159
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NASW-4307
Distribution Limits
Public
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