How green composite materials could benefit aircraft construction

  • Constantinos SoutisEmail author
  • XiaoSu Yi
  • Jens Bachmann
News & Views


  1. 1.
    Bachmann J, Hidalgo C, Bricout S. Environmental analysis of innovative sustainable composites with potential use in aviation sector—A life cycle assessment review. Sci China Tech Sci, 2017, 60: 1301–1317CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. 2.
    Bachmann J, Yi X, Gong H, et al. Outlook on ecologically improved composites for aviation interior and secondary structures. CEAS Aeronaut J, 2018, 9: 533–543CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. 3.
    Soutis C. Introduction: Engineering Requirements for Aerospace Composite Materials. In: Irving P E, Soutis C, eds. Polymer Composites in the Aerospace Industry. Elsevier, Woodhead Publishing, 2015. 1–17Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    Ramon E, Sguazzo C, Moreira P. A review of recent research on bio-based epoxy systems for engineering applications and potentialities in the aviation sector. Aerospace, 2018, 5: 110CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. 5.
    Li C, Liu X, Zhu J, et al. Synthesis, characterization of a rosin-based epoxy monomer and its comparison with a petroleum-based counter-part. J MacroMol Sci Part A, 2013, 50: 321–329CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  6. 6.
    Ma S, Liu X, Jiang Y, et al. Bio-based epoxy resin from itaconic acid and its thermosets cured with anhydride and comonomers. Green Chem, 2013, 15: 245–254CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. 7.
    Dai J, Peng Y, Teng N, et al. High-performing and fire-resistant biobased epoxy resin from renewable sources. ACS Sustain Chem Eng, 2018, 6: 7589–7599CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. 8.
    Zhang X F, Wu Y, Wei J H, et al. Curing kinetics and mechanical properties of bio-based composite using rosin-sourced anhydrides as curing agent for hot-melt prepreg. Sci China Tech Sci, 2017, 60: 1318–1331CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. 9.
    Yi X S, Zhang X, Ding F, et al. Development of bio-sourced epoxies for bio-composites. Aerospace, 2018, 5: 65CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. 10.
    Li Q, Li Y, Zhou L. A micromechanical model of interfacial debonding and elementary fiber pull-out for sisal fiber-reinforced composites. Compos Sci Tech, 2017, 153: 84–94CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. 11.
    Wang C, Ren Z, Li S, et al. Effect oframie fabric chemical treatments on the physical properties of thermoset polylactic acid (PLA) composites. Aerospace, 2018, 5: 93CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. 12.
    Tse B, Yu X, Gong H, et al. Flexural properties of wet-laid hybrid nonwoven recycled carbon and flax fibre composites in poly-lactic acid matrix. Aerospace, 2018, 5: 120CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  13. 13.
    Wang H, Xian G, Li H. Grafting of nano-TiO2 onto flax fibers and the enhancement of the mechanical properties of the flax fiber and flax fiber/epoxy composite. Compos Part A-Appl Sci Manufacturing, 2015, 76: 172–180CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. 14.
    Li Y, Yi X, Yu T, et al. An overview of structural-functional-integrated composites based on the hierarchical microstructures of plant fibers. Adv Compos Hybrid Mater, 2018, 1: 231–246CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. 15.
    Yang W D, Li Y. Sound absorption performance of natural fibers and their composites. Sci China Tech Sci, 2012, 55: 2278–2283CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. 16.
    Zhang J, Shen Y, Jiang B, et al. Sound absorption characterization of natural materials and sandwich structure composites. Aerospace, 2018, 5: 75CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. 17.
    Bachmann J, Wiedemann M, Wierach P. Flexural mechanical properties of hybrid epoxy composites reinforced with nonwoven made of flax fibres and recycled carbon fibres. Aerospace, 2018, 5: 107CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. 18.
    Tserpes K, Kora C. A multi-scale modeling approach for simulating crack sensing in polymer fibrous composites using electrically conductive carbon nanotube networks. Part II: Meso- and macro-scale analyses. Aerospace, 2018, 5: 106CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. 19.
    Ye L. Functionalized interleaf technology in carbon-fibre-reinforced composites for aircraft applications. Natl Sci Rev, 2014, 1: 7–8CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  20. 20.
    Dong Q, Guo Y, Chen J, et al. Influencing factor analysis based on electrical-thermal-pyrolytic simulation of carbon fiber composites lightning damage. Composite Struct, 2016, 140: 1–10CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  21. 21.
    Guo Y, Dong Q, Chen J, et al. Comparison between temperature and pyrolysis dependent models to evaluate the lightning strike damage of carbon fiber composite laminates. Compos Part A-Appl Sci Manufacturing, 2017, 97: 10–18CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. 22.
    Dong S, Xian G, Yi X S. Life cycle assessment of ramie fiber used for FRPs. Aerospace, 2018, 5: 81CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. 23.
    Soutis C, Beaumont, P W R. Multi-Scale Modelling of Composite Material Systems: The Art of Predictive Damage Modelling. Elsevier, 2005Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Science China Press and Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany, part of Springer Nature 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Aerospace Research InstituteUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUK
  2. 2.Faculty of Science and EngineeringUniversity of Nottingham Ningbo ChinaNingboChina
  3. 3.DLR German Aerospace CenterInstitute of Composite Structures and Adaptive SystemsBraunschweigGermany

Personalised recommendations