Polymer nanocomposites for aerospace applications

J. Njuguna, K. Pielichowski and J. Fan,     Cranfield University, UK and Cracow University of Technology, Poland


Advances in nanotechnology will lead to improvements in capabilities across a spectrum of applications. The uses of polymer nanocomposites in aerospace structures have had a significant effect on aerospace design and applications, primarily by providing safer, faster and eventually cheaper transportation in the future. This chapter reviews key properties of polymer nanocomposites for potential aerospace applications. In particular, the chapter discusses mechanical, field emission, thermal, electrical and optical properties of polymer nanocomposites for aerospace needs. ...

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