Advanced Composite Materials | Aircraft Systems

Advanced Composite Materials

For the Aerospace Engineering there are huge progress of material science and engineering with the technological challenges in terms of the development of sophisticated and specialized materials. Composite materials are becoming more important in the construction of aerospace structures.

Aircraft parts made from composite materials, such as fairings, spoilers, and flight controls, were developed during the 1960s for their weight savings over aluminum parts. New generation large aircraft are designed with all composite fuselage and wing structures, and the repair of these advanced composite materials requires an in-depth knowledge of composite structures, materials, and tooling. The primary advantages of composite materials are their high strength, relatively low weight, and corrosion resistance.

A composite material is made when two or more different materials are combined together to create a superior and unique materials. The stronger material referred as reinforcement and the weaker material is referred as matrix. The reinforcement provides the strength and rigidity which helps to support the structural loads. The matrix or the binder help to maintain the position and orientation of reinforcement and more brittle, but when these two materials are combined which is light weight ,stiff, strong and tough.