Coated and Laminated Textiles for Aerostats and Airships Material Challenges and Technology
This book covers material challenges and technology innovation in coated and laminated textiles for aerostats and airships. Aerostats/airships are lighter-than-air (LTA) aircraft which are generally used in defence applications and face many harsh environmental conditions. For sustaining such conditions, there are special requirements for the material to be used in aerostats/airships which generally include a multi-layered coated/laminated textile using a textile fabric in base layer and different polymers for coating/lamination. Therefore, this book covers typical materials developed by different countries, challenges for developing material for aerostat/airship envelope and the future scope.
- Exclusive title on materials used for LTA envelopes.
- Discusses material challenges such as selection of suitable fibre, polymer, additive, coating/lamination techniques, joint type and sealing techniques.
- Includes typical materials developed by different companies and researchers worldwide.
- Clearly explains technical concepts using figures, schemes and tabulated data.
- Includes case studies on material developed for aerostats/airships by different countries including NASA, Lockheed Martin, JAXA, ADRDE and DRDO.
This book is aimed at graduate students, researchers and professionals in textiles engineering and aerospace engineering.
Chapter 1: Introduction to LTA Systems: Aerostats and Airships
Mangala Joshi and Bapan Adak
Chapter 2: Modern Technologies for Manufacturing Aerostats and Airships
B. S. Butola, Shikha Chouhan, and S. Wazed Ali
Chapter 3: Fibres and Fabrics for Aerostats and Airships
Abhijit Majumdar and Unsanhame Mawkhlieng
Chapter 4: Coated Textiles for the Envelopes of Lighter-than-Air (LTA) Systems
Dipak K. Setua, Biswa R. Das, N. Eswara Prasad, Neeraj Mandlekar, Mangala Joshi
Chapter 5: Laminated Textiles for the Envelopes of LTA Systems
Mangala Joshi, Bapan Adak, Rishabh Tiwari and Sidhant Varshney
Chapter 6: Polyurethane Nanocomposite-Based Advanced Materials for Aerostat/Airship Envelopes
Mangala Joshi, Bapan Adak, and Upashana Chatterjee
Chapter 7: Weathering and Degradation Behaviour of Materials Used in Envelopes of LTA Systems
Mangala Joshi, Upashana Chatterjee, and Gaurav Singh
Chapter 8 : Developments in Weather-Resistant Polyurethane Coatings for Inflatables
Mangala Joshi and Upashana Chatterjee
Chapter 9: Testing and Evaluation of LTA Systems
B.S. Butola, S. Parashuram, Gaurav Singh, and Neeraj Mandlekar
Chapter 10: Modelling for Performance Analysis of Aerostats/Airships
Bapan Adak, S. Parashuram, and Mangala Joshi
Chapter 11: Future Trends in the Area of Material Development for Aerostat/Airship
Subhash Mandal, Debmalya Roy, Kingsuk Mukhopadhyay, N. Eswara Prasad, and Mangala Joshi