Fibre Metal Laminates

An Introduction

  • Ad Vlot
  • Jan Willem Gunnink

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Material Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. Vlot
      Pages 3-21
    3. G. H. J. J. Roebroeks
      Pages 23-37
    4. T. de Boer
      Pages 39-51
    5. B. Borgonje, W. van der Hoeven
      Pages 53-68
    6. A. Auffret, A. Gennai
      Pages 79-97
  3. Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. C. van Hengel
      Pages 101-109
    3. M. Hagenbeek
      Pages 111-115
    4. O. J. Bosker
      Pages 117-131
    5. T. C. Wittenberg, E. L. Jansen
      Pages 133-153
    6. R. C. Alderliesten
      Pages 155-171
    7. J. J. Homan, R. P. G. Müller, F. Pellenkoft, J. J. M. de Rijck
      Pages 173-195
    8. T. J. de Vries
      Pages 197-217
    9. Th. Beumler
      Pages 219-233
  4. Design Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 235-235
    2. J. L. C. G. de Kanter
      Pages 255-265

About this book


Fibre metal laminates were developed at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands, from the beginning of the 1980s. This is a new family of hybrid materials consisting of thin metal layers bonded together by fibres embedded in an adhesive. As a result of this build-up, fibre metal laminates possess a mixture of the characteristics of both metals and composite materials. Initial development led to the `Arall' variant using aramid fibres, which was first applied on the C-17 military transport aircraft around 1990. Large-scale application became possible with a variant using glass fibres, dubbed `Glare', which was selected for the Airbus A380 super jumbo in 2001. This is the first book to discuss these new materials and it deals mostly with Glare. It covers most of the relevant aspects of the materials, from static mechanical properties, fatigue and impact to design, production and maintenance of aircraft structures. This book contains the basic information on these new materials necessary for engineers and aircraft operators alike.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ad Vlot
    • 1
  • Jan Willem Gunnink
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Aerospace Engineering DelftDelft University of TechnologyThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Fibre Metal Laminates Centre of CompetenceDelftThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-0391-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0995-9
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