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COMPOSITE AIRCRAF DESIGN by Martin Hollmann COMPOSITE AIR CORAL ID] SUGAY by Martin Hollmann Published by Martin Hollman Printed in the United States of America Monterey, California Copyright © 1983 by M. Hollmann. This book or parts thereof must not be reproduced in any form without the permission of the author. AIRCRAFT DESIGNS.INC. 2959 Monterey-Salinas Highway Monterey, California 93940 TABLE OF CONTENTS TABS OF CONZTENZS Page CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION - - ------------------------ 1 CHAPTER 2. ADVANTAGES OF COMPOSITES --- ---------- 5 CHAPTER 3. MATERIALS ----------------------------- 13 3.1 Fabrics and Fibers -- 13 3.1.1 Fiberglass 13 3.1.2 Graphite - - - - 16 3.1.3 Kevlar ------------ 19 3.2 Resins and Hardeners - - - - - 22 3.2.1 Epoxy Resin Systems - - 22 3.2.2 Polyester Resins and Hardeners 25 3.2.3 Vinyl Ester Resin "Derakane” - - - - - 26 3.3 Prepreg Materials -------------------------------- 27 3.4 Core Materials - - - - - - 27 3.4.1 Urethane Foam 27 3.4.2 Styrofoam -- 28 3.4.3 PVC Foam - 29 3.4.4 PV-Rohacell Foam - 30 3.4.5 Honeycomb - ------- 30 3.5 Parting Compounds - ------------------------------ 31 36 Adhesives - - ------------------------------------- 31 37 Finishing Materials - - - 32 3.7.1 Bondo Lightweight Body Filler - 32 3.7.2 Feather Fill - - - - - 33 3.7.3 Microspheres - - - 33 DESIGN