Certifying Composite Designs for Aerospace and Defense

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-26681
Published April 01, 2017 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

Wherever you find newer and particularly larger aircraft these days, you're seeing the use of composite materials. The latest commercial planes, as well as innovative defense prototypes, demonstrate the awareness of aerospace OEMs regarding the value of composites for stiffness and structural strength exceeding metals, plus weight savings and decreased fuel consumption. The military may have taken an early lead in pushing the use of composites, but now both sectors are fully committed to advancing the technology.