Removing the cost and qualification barriers which currently inhibit large-scale acceptance of advanced engineering materials for primary load-bearing aerostructures is a major focus for current research. New-generation materials are now well accepted for tertiary (trim and interior) and secondary (doors, fairings, control surface etc) items but, have not been applied to any great extent to wing

Read full text on ScienceDirect

DOI: 10.1016/S1369-7021(99)80004-2