Polymers in Defence and Aerospace Applications 2010

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  • 182 Pages
  • Smithers Information Ltd
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With the aerospace and defence industries poised for growth in virtually every segment; the commercial, general aviation, military and space sectors are a ‘must watch’ area for businesses seeking new business and technology opportunities. Accompanying this growth, polymers will play an increasing role, with, for example, a near doubling of the aerocomposites market being predicted by 2016.

Polymers in Defence and Aerospace Applications took an in depth look at how polymers are increasingly being used to meet the developing demands of this industry in areas such as weight minimisation, increased strength and enhanced affordability. Both defence and aerospace are industries where the performance requirements of polymer -based materials are continually being pushed to the limits of what is possible in order to help achieve these goals, and where there is a constant demand for new and improved materials for a wide range of existing and new applications.

This conference covered all of the important polymer related areas specific to the defence and aerospace industries, from state-of-the-art R&D to characterisation, fabrication, technology development and many new and emerging applications.

Polymers in Defence & Aerospace Applications featured presentations from key defence and aerospace industry experts, as well as from polymer manufacturers and those developing new polymer based materials, technologies and applications.
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Session 1: Novel Materials & Processes

Paper 1
Team MAST – Delivering materials and structures R & D to UK MOD
Dr Dan Kells, BAE Systems, UK & Dr Eoin O’Keefe, QinetiQ Ltd, UK

Paper 2
Phosphazene elastomer use in defence and aerospace
Bill Goodwin & Raymond E Stiles, Materials Science Technology, USA

Paper 3
Formulation and properties of rigid polyurethane foams
Karen J Foster, K N Hunt, C N Warriner, D R Harbron & D A Broughton, AWE plc, UK

Paper 4
Inkjet printing as a fabrication tool and its potential in defence & aerospace applications
Dr Kay Yeong, Xennia Technology, UK

Session 2: Electronic Materials & Applications

Paper 5
Development of a thermoplastic printed circuit board for applications in the aviation industry
Dipl-Ing Thomas Apeldorn, Universität Bayreuth, Germany

Paper 6
Synthesis and characterization of novel conducting monomer showing chimeric polymerisation behaviour: Versatile applications in defence and aerospace research
Dr Dhana Lakshmi, Cranfield University, UK et al

Paper 7
Use of fluoropolymers in aerospace and defence: new applications and advantages
Stefano Mortara, P Toniolo, M Gebert, A Marrani & M Bassi, Solvay Solexis SPA, Italy

Paper 8

Rapid manufacturing of syntactic foams
A.K. Walmsley, M. Carne, M. Swan, C. Warriner, K. Hunt AWE plc, UK, G.J. Gibbons, The
University of Warwick, UK & S. Bubb, 3T RPD, UK

Paper 9
Design for manufacture and reliability of polymer-based electronics
Chris Bailey, Tim Tilford & Hua Lu, University of Greenwich, UK & Marc Desmulliez,
Heriot-Watt University, UK

Session 3: Composites

Paper 10 Rapid manufacture of structural thermoplastic composite components for aerospace and defence applications
Charlotte Vacogne & Museok Kwak TWI, UK

Paper 11

Novel high temperature polymers for demanding composite applications
Dr Theo Dingemans, Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Paper 12
Microfocus X-ray diffraction and its application to high performance polymers and composites
Richard Davies, C Riekel & M Burghammer, European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, France & S J Eichhorn & R J Young, University of Manchester, UK

Session 4: Carbon Nano Fibre-based Materials

Paper 13
Development of multifunctional advanced composites with polymer nanocomposite matrices for aerospace applications
Marco Monti, Luigi Torre, R Petrucci & Prof Jose Kenny, University of Perugia, Italy

Paper 14
Manufacture and evaluation of hybrid carbon nanofiber containing nonwoven papers
Andrew Austin, Napier University, UK and J Haaland, Michael Jeschke & D Jhaveri, Technical
Fibre Products, USA

Paper 15
New generation of multifunctional composites with carbon nanotubes for aerospace applications
Prof Dr Sergio H Pezzin & L A F Coelho, Santa Catrina State University, Brazil & S Amico, UFRGS, Brazil

Session 5: Inorganic Nano-materials

Paper 16
Development of phenolic based nanocomposites for ablative rocket combustion chambers
Luigi Torre, M Natali & J Kenny, University of Perugia, Italy

Paper 17
High performance polyurethane shape - memory polymer and its composites
Dr W M Huang & Y Zhao, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Y Q Fu,Heriot-Watt
University, UK

Paper 18
Ageing and performance predictions of polymer nanocomposites for exterior defence and aerospace applications
Dr James Njuguna, Cranfield University, UK & K Pielichowski, Cracow University of Technology,
Poland

Paper 19
UK strategic focus: The Materials and Structures National Technical Committee
Dr Dan Kells, BAE Systems, UK

Paper 20
The role of micro and nanofillers on mechanical and tribological behaviour of polymer matrix composites for aerospace and automotive applications
Prof B Suresha & Prof Mohammed Ismail, The National Institute of Engineering, India

Session 6: Coatings

Paper 21
Engineered coatings for composites and polymers used in defence & aerospace: Now and the future
Graham Armstrong, Indestructible Paint Ltd, UK

Paper 22
Silicone based coatings for aircraft applications
Bill Riegler, B Burkitt & R Thomaier, Nusil Technology, USA
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