The interplay of composite degradation mechanisms for long lifetime aircraft operation

K. Grigoriou, R. Ladani, P. Marzocca, A. C. Orifici, A. Khatibi, R. Das, A. P. Mouritz, C. Wright

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During operational service, aircraft structures are typically exposed to extreme temperature cycles, ultraviolet (UV) radiation, moisture, fatigue loading and potential impact damage. Environmental exposure conditions such as moisture, temperature and UV radiation can adversely affect the mechanical properties of composite materials. This study reviews the current knowledge on the individual degradation mechanisms and aims to develop an understanding of the interplay of composite degradation mechanisms under aircraft in-service loading conditions and long lifetimes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication22nd International Conference on Composite Materials, ICCM 2019
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Composite Materials 2019 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 11 Aug 201916 Aug 2019
Conference number: 22nd (Proceedings)


ConferenceInternational Conference on Composite Materials 2019
Abbreviated titleICCM 2019
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  • Environmental durability
  • Fatigue
  • Hygro-thermal ageing

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