Accession Number:

ADA136678

Title:

Applications of Composite Materials in Helicopter Construction (Les Applications des Materiaux Composite dans la Construction des Helicopteres),

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL INTELLIGENCE SUPPORT CENTER WASHINGTON DC TRANSLATION DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-11-21

Pagination or Media Count:

41.0

Abstract:

UState-of-the-art technology regarding the various fiber reinforced plastec composites being used in the fabrication of helicopter components is reviewed. The mechanical and flexural properties of graphite fiber, Kevlar and fiberglass reinforced composites and of sandwich structures using these materials were compared to each other. The relationship of their properties to their weight savings benefit, and comparison to using metal alloys is discussed. LS-PL.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Fabrication Metallurgy
  • Plastics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE