Grumman Aerospace Corporation, Bethpage, NY
The inherent structural efficiency of boron and graphite fibers in epoxy matrices has led to selective application of advanced composites in current aircraft designs and promises even greater use in future advanced technology vehicles. However, these new material forms do not necessarily adapt to the same processing methods used for their predecessor metallic structures. As such, new cost factors must be considered in the fabrication of advanced composites.
Paper ID: CTR10654J