iSmithers Rapra Publishing has announced the release of Polymers in Aerospace Applications, the final report in the acclaimed series of Rapra Review Reports.
The previous report on Polymers in Aerospace Applications was published in 1990. This present report strives to provide a contemporary review of this area. It includes coverage of new materials and technologies, particularly nanocomposites.
The principle use for polymers in aerospace applications is a matrix material and/or reinforcing fibre for composites. For each type of composite, the chemistry, cure methods, fabrication methods, mechanical properties, thermal properties and environmental degradation are considered.
Applications include: sealants, structural adhesives, foams, primer paint, shape memory alloys, electroactive devices, MEMS, vibration damping, NLO properties and ablative polymers.
This review report is accompanied by around 400 abstracts compiled from the Polymer Library, to facilitate further reading on this subject.