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"Advanced Composite Structures"

by McDonnell Douglas, Rockwell International, General Dynamics, Grumman Aerospace, The Boeing Company, Lockheed-Georgia, and NASA Langley scientists and engineers

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Advanced Composite Structures

by McDonnell Douglas, Rockwell International, General Dynamics, Grumman Aerospace, The Boeing Company, Lockheed-Georgia, and NASA Langley scientists and engineers


A comprehensive handbook that presents military and aerospace design practices for the use of composite materials in rockets, missiles, and spacecraft.  The manual include details about designing, fabricating, and testing various composite structures--supported by exceptional engineering drawings--and includes information about:

  • Composite materials and their mechanical and physical properties
  • Corrosion, long-term stability, abrasion/impact and heat resistance
  • Scale effect factors
  • Internal load determination
  • Weight savings
  • Reliability
It covers also laminates, panels, shells, and joints, with explanations for component design for strength and stiffness, fracture control, and recommended practices.


Typical engineering drawing (much smaller than in book)

Numerous fine, NASA-quality engineering drawings, figures, and tables supplement the technical material, including the strength, density, and modulus of E-Glass; Borsic; boron; high- and intermediate strength, and high-modulus graphite; and PRD-49.  Much information is also presented about the use of modified epoxy, polyimide, and aluminum with filaments.


Typical engineering graph (much smaller than in book)

Detailed specifications--all once highly secret!--are given for the composite materials used in many military and aerospace systems.  There's also a brief historical review of these substances and their applications.

Prepared at the NASA Lewis Research Center by leading industry, military and NASA scientists and engineers--the leading commercial makers and users of composites for military and aerospace applications--this valuable book gives the practical information you need to design and build a high-technology, state-of-the-art experimental rocket, airplane, helicopter, boat, or racing car.

The contents are the result of more than 25 years of investigations by the world's largest composite materials contractors.  Literally hundreds of millions of dollars were spent obtaining this critical yet hard-to-find data. 


Typical engineering figure (much smaller than in book)

In a word, this is one of the most complete and comprehensive book ever written about theoretical and practical engineering design with state-of-the-art composite materials.

It’s thick (100 pages), heavy, and packed with accurate technical information for the professional (and “amateur”) rocket scientist, engineer, technician, and experimenter.  Plus there's an 11 page collection of 160 technical references  ... and MUCH more not mentioned here!

If you design, build, test, or fly serious rockets, missiles, aircraft, or helicopters, you'll want this superb reference textbook.  It’s especially useful for “amateur” rocket builders -- with an abundance of data, esoteric information, and once-secret lore from the world's foremost rocket and aircraft builders.

Very hard to find and now out-of-print, this new limited edition has been republished by the Rocket Science Institute.  It's printed with a high-resolution laser printer (not photocopied) on high-quality, bright-white, acid-free paper for years of reference use.  108 pages, large and easy-to-read 11" x 8-1/2" size, and quality bound.  ISBN 1-878628-21-6.     $19.95

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