carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP)

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The Heat Is Off:  Advanced Resins Are Revolutionizing the Way We Repair Aircraft
Aircraft design has progressed rapidly over the last 110 years. The simple wooden planes that were used mostly as scouts in World War I gave way to the riveted metal bombers and...
August 2, 2018 | Source: Chemical & Engineering News, cen.acs.org, 11 May 2018, Stu Borman
Researchers have found a way to create industrially important thermoset polymer and fiber-reinforced polymer composite products at considerably lower expense than has been...
May 7, 2018 | Source: U.S. Army, army.mil, 17 Apr 2018, ARL Public Affairs
Engineers at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory and the University of Maryland have developed a technique that causes a composite material to become stiffer and stronger on-demand...
December 18, 2017 | Source: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, wpafb.af.mil, 20 Oct 2017, Holly Jordan
AFRL Materials and Manufacturing Directorate researchers recently took advantage of a unique and rare research opportunity to better understand the behavior of materials used in...
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The selection and application of advanced composite materials play a critical role in the quest for improving performance of air and ground vehicles to meet ever-changing...
March 1, 2016 | Source: NASA Tech Briefs, techbriefs.com
The initiation and propagation of damage ultimately results in failure of aircraft structural components. Often, impact damage is difficult to identify in-service, and hence...
June 9, 2015 | Source: Industrial Laser Solutions
The widespread use of advanced polymer composites in the aerospace industry is leading to their increased use in other industries—most notably in the automotive industry, where...