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Structures and Materials in the 90s - Concept and Prospects.

Försching, H. (1990) Structures and Materials in the 90s - Concept and Prospects. AGARD Highlights, 1 March 1990, pp. 25-32.

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Abstract

Worldwide, the impact of technical and economic developments has always been strongly affected by the exploitation of new materials. It appears that advanced materials and structural design technology presently form the basis of an new thrust of technical innovation in which decreasing specific weight is the common denominator in all components. Structures and materials in aeronautical constructions in the 50s and 60s were isotropic, homogeneous and metallic. In the 70s and 80s more and more non-isotropic, inhomogeneous and non-metallic structures and materials came into use. Today, the airframe of a modern military aircraft already consists of 50 % fibre reinforced composites. This led to a drastic decrease in weight together with increased flight performance. Advanced ceramics and composites appear to play a fundamental role in the development of a new generation of hypersonic flight vehicles.

Document Type:Article
Additional Information: LIDO-Berichtsjahr=1990, pages=8,
Title:Structures and Materials in the 90s - Concept and Prospects.
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of Authors
Försching, H.UNSPECIFIED
Date:1990
Journal or Publication Title:AGARD Highlights, 1 March 1990
Refereed publication:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:Yes
Page Range:pp. 25-32
Status:Published
Keywords:Structures, Materials, Aeroelasticity, Unsteady Aerodynamics
HGF - Research field:UNSPECIFIED
HGF - Program:other
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:UNSPECIFIED
DLR - Program:no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):UNSPECIFIED
Location: Göttingen
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Aeroelasticity
Deposited By: elib DLR-Beauftragter
Deposited On:02 Apr 2006
Last Modified:27 Apr 2009 10:41

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