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ASTM Selected Technical Papers

Applications of Composite Materials

By
MJ Salkind, Ph.d
MJ Salkind, Ph.d
1
Chief
, Stuctures and Materials Sikorsky Aircraft Division of
United Aircraft Corporation
?
Stratford, Connecticut
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GS Holister, Ph.d
GS Holister, Ph.d
2
Dean and Director of Studies in Technology
?
The Open University
?
Bletchley, Buckinghamshire,
England
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ISBN-10:
0-8031-0115-5
ISBN:
978-0-8031-0115-9
No. of Pages:
194
Publisher:
ASTM International
Publication date:
1973
Description

The technology of high performance fiber composites has been with us for only one decade. Although fiberglass has been available for many years, the discovery of boron fiber in the early 1960's, followed quickly by graphite and other fibers, ushered in a new era of structural composites which included the rediscovery of fiberglass for critical, highly loaded structures.

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