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Engineered Repairs of Composite Structures

1st Edition

By Rikard Benton Heslehurst

CRC Press

192 pages | 5 Color Illus. | 189 B/W Illus.

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Engineered Repairs of Composite Structures provides a detailed discussion, analysis, and procedure for effective and efficient repair design of advanced composite structures. It discusses the identification of damage types and the effect on structural integrity in composite structures, leading to the design of a repair scheme that focusses on the restoration of the structural integrity and damage tolerance.

This book teaches the reader to better understand effective and efficient repair design, allowing for more structurally effective repairs of damaged composite structures. It also discusses the application of the repair and what is needed in the forming of the composite repair to meet the engineering design requirements.

Aimed materials engineers, mechanical engineers, aerospace engineers, and civil engineers, this practical work is a must have for any industry professional working with composite structures.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    • Definition of Composite Structure
    • Typical Composite Structures
    • Design Requirements Composite Structures with a Focus on the Damaging Environment
    • Operational Requirements of Composite Repairs
    • What this Book Contains

  2. Damage and Defect Types in Composites
    • Introduction
    • Summary of damage and defect types
    • Classification of Defect Types
    • Review of Generalised Defect Types
    • Conclusions
    • References
    • Selected Bibliography

  3. Damage Assessment
    • Introduction
    • Methods of Composite NDI
    • Application of NDI Methods
    • Important Requirements
    • References and Bibliography

  4. Damage Stress Analysis
    • Introduction
    • Structurally Significant Damage Types
    • Stress State and Failure Criteria
    • The Repair Process
    • Material Properties Determination
    • Stress Analysis of Damage Types
        • Inclusion Methodology of Stress Concentration in an Orthotropic Material
        • Conclusion
        • References and Bibliography

  5. Generic Repair Schemes
    • Introduction
    • Overview of Generic Repair Schemes
    • Filling/Sealing Repair Scheme
    • Filling/Doubler Patch Repair Scheme
    • Flush Bonded Patch Repair Scheme
    • Bolted External Doubler
    • Sandwich Structure Repair
    • References and Bibliography

  6. Composite Joining Methods and Design Requirements
    • Introduction
    • Bonded vs. Bolted Joints
    • Adhesively Bonded Joints
    • Mechanically Fastened Joint Design
    • Summary of Mechanically Fastened Joints in Composite
    • References and Bibliography

  7. Repair Scheme Design
    • Introduction
    • Repair of Matric Cracks
    • Repair of Delaminations
    • Repair of Debonds
    • Repair of Holes and Fibre Fracture
    • Summary of Repair Schemes
    • References and Bibliography

  8. Repair Scheme Application
    • Introduction
    • Damage Removal
    • Moisture Removal
    • Surface Preparation
    • Repair Scheme Fabrication and Installation
    • Repair Scheme Consolidation
    • Post-Repair Inspection
    • Repair Instructions
    • Reference and Bibliography

    9. Post-Repair Application Quality Assurance

    • Introduction
    • Definition of Terms
    • The Role and Importance of Quality Control
    • Material and Process Quality Control
    • Quality Assurance
    • Workshop Practices
    • Conclusion
    • Bibliography and References

    References And Bibliography

About the Author

Rikard Benton Heslehurst, PhD (UNSW), is a former aeronautical engineering officer of the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). He is now the CEO and director of his own RDT&E company, Heslehurst and Associates Pty., Ltd. in Garran, Australia and Chief Engineer for M51 Resources Inc, Dallas TX. Rik recently retired as a senior lecturer with the University of NSW at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra (currently is an honorary academic), and formerly the senior engineer at Abaris Training, Reno NV. Rik is a Chartered Professional Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers, Australia, a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and a SAMPE Fellow.

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