Evolution of the Application of Composite Materials to Helicopters

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This paper contains a brief chronology of the major US developments in the application of composite materials to helicopters. The major events of each decade from 1940 are described. Some references are made to significant accomplishments in helicopter structures, materials development and the general application of composites in order to establish a framework for the subject matter. Comments are also made on future trends and new applications.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4050/JAHS.26.5

Publication date: October 1, 1981

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  • The Journal of the American Helicopter Society is the world's only scientific journal dedicated to vertical flight technology. It is a peer-reviewed technical journal published quarterly by AHS International and presents innovative papers covering the state-of-the-art in all disciplines of rotorcraft design, research and development. (Please note that AHS members receive significant discounts on articles and subscriptions.)

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