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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

Fibrous composites offer significant potential for structural improvement in VTOL (vertical take off and landing) aircraft. In addition to the potential for light weight fuselage structures, composites offer the unique capability of providing dynamic tuning of the fuselage. Composites provide substantial potential for helicopter rotor blades because of improved fatigue capability, good damage tolerance, and ability to be molded in complex aerodynamic configurations.

This chapter summarizes the major design considerations in VTOL aircraft and reviews composite hardware which has been developed to date.

1.
Blackhurst
,
R.V.
, Paper No.
690665
,
Society of Automotive Engineers
,
10
1969
.
2.
Rich
,
M.
,
Vertiflite
, Vol.
14
, No.
2
,
1968
, pp. 2–9.
3.
Rich
,
M.
, Paper
69-764
,
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
, Los Angeles,
07
1969
.
4.
Jarosch
,
E.
and
Stepan
,
A.
,
Journal of the American Helicopter Society
 0002-8711, Vol.
15
,
1970
, pp. 3341.
5.
Salkind
,
M.
and
George
,
F.
,
Transactions
 0096-4778, American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Vol.
242
,
1968
, pp. 1237–1247.
6.
Cooper
,
G.
and
Kelly
,
A.
,
Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids
 0022-5096, Vol.
15
,
1967
, p. 279.
7.
Tetelman
,
A.
in
Composite Materials, ASTM STP 460
,
American Society for Testing and Materials
,
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, pp. 473–503.
8.
Gerberich
,
W.
, presented at
University of California
, Berkeley,
06
1968
.
9.
Lavengood
,
R.
and
Anderson
,
R.
,
Proceedings
, Reinforced Plastics/Composites Division,
Society of the Plastics Industry
,
1969
, Section 11-E.
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Cessna
,
L.
,
Levens
,
J.
, and
Thomson
,
J.
,
Polymer Engineering and Science
 0032-3888, Vol.
9
,
1969
, pp. 339–349.
11.
Salkind
,
M.
,
Longobardi
,
J.
, and
Taylor
,
H.
in
Proceedings
, Air Force IR&D Meeting,
Hawthorne, Calif.
,
01
1969
, pp. 500–508.
12.
Salkind
,
M.
,
Vertiflite
, Vol.
15
, No.
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,
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, p. 2.
13.
Maloney
,
P.
,
Clark
,
F.
, and
McIntyre
,
H.
, USAAVLABS Report, Contract DA 44-177-AMC-306(T).
14.
Salkind
,
M.
,
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, Air Force IR&D Meeting,
Bethpage, N.Y.
,
04
1970
.
15.
Zinberg
,
H.
and
Symonds
,
M.
, Preprint 451,
American Helicopter Society
, AHS Forum, Washington, D.C.,
06
1970
.
16.
Toth
,
L.
, Paper
69466
,
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
, Colorado,
06
1969
.
17.
Collings
,
D.
and
Steinlein
,
F.
, Paper
70-898
,
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
, Los Angeles,
07
1970
.
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