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Airbus A350 XWB update - Materials Today

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Plastic fuselages are an undoubted challenge because previous commercial passenger jet fuselages have been metal and no-one knew how best to fabricate a large composite pressure vessel that has to accommodate hundreds of passengers.
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ct to repeated thermal and pressure cycles, to detecti
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Boeing’s bold adoption of a predominantly composite airframe, including the fuselage,
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0% of the B787.
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The European contender is 53% composite,
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een to have the weight and performance benefits that composites can brin
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rom barely 10% composites content in its B777 airliner to the B787’s 50%
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xpertise while progressively adding fairings, nacelles, empennages, control surfaces and wings to its composite structures portfolio.
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Although low-weight metal solutions, primarily aluminium/lithium alloy and metal/composite hybrids such as GLARE, were considered, c
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mposites won out because of the prospects for greater integration, fewer parts and fasteners, lower maintenance and, it seems, the favourable attitude of airlines to the precedent set by Boeing.
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Boeing that have led to a likely
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three-year delay in first deliveries of B787s
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manufacture ramps up towards the 10 aircraft per month rate targeted.
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Airbus has opted to clothe a pre-fabricated fuselage skeleton with large carbon fibre composite panels. This less radical solution reduces risk
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panel properties can be optimised to their locations in the fuselage (
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) with resultan
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igh
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easier handling,
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ess expensive autoclaves and the fact that having a panel fail at post-manufacture inspection for any reason is less of a setback than losing a complete barrel. Stringers and most fra
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arbon,
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The nose section is only partly composit
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ecause the one-piece carbon fibre structure that had earlier been considered would have required titanium reinforcement to meet bird strike requirements, making it uncompetitive on cost.
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Growth Opportunities in Global Carbon Fiber Market 2016-2021

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Growth Opportunities in Global Carbon Fiber Market 2016-2021
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industrial applications are expected to remain as the largest market by volume consumption
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Pan-based carbon fiber usage is higher by value and volume because of its lower cost than pitch-based.
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partnerships with customers to create win-win situations and development of high performance products for the end-use industries
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