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The Certification of Composite Structures for Military Aircraft
Published January 01, 1992 by Institution of Mechanical Engineers in United Kingdom
The introduction of advanced composites has prompted a critical appraisal of the certification procedures for metal structures. This paper outlines some of the more important changes that have been made in order to ensure that in his use of these materials the designer is inhibited only by those provisions which are essential to maintain acceptable standards of safety, reliability and maintenance costs.