STRUCTURAL MATERIALS RESEARCH FOR LIGHTER-THAN-AIR VEHICLES

The new organic fiber, Kevlar, is a recent and most significant advancement that justified re-examination of old and new inflatable materials' application. A fertile frontier exists in integrating Kevler with various other material combinations, in optimization of geometric features, and in selection of thermomechanical characteristics compatible with the environment. Expectations regarding Kevlar has been justified by the performance of experimental materials. Styrene-butadiene-styrene block copolymers appear promising as a constituent adhesive for low-temperature applications.

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    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

    1290 Avenue of the Americas
    New York, NY  USA  10019
  • Authors:
    • Alley Jr, V L
    • McHatton, A D
  • Publication Date: 1977-3

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 239-243
  • Serial:
    • Journal of Aircraft
    • Volume: 14
    • Issue Number: 3
    • Publisher: American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    • ISSN: 0021-8669

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00170194
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1978 12:00AM