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Technique Status of Carbon Fibers-reinforced Composites for Aircrafts

항공기용 탄소섬유강화 복합재료의 기술동향

  • Received : 2011.05.12
  • Accepted : 2011.05.24
  • Published : 2011.06.30

Abstract

Recently, the need of new materials which have excellent physical properties and functional characteristics has been increased in all industries. In particular, body weight reduction via new materials in aerospace industry was significantly emphasized by the requirement of environmental protection through the fuel savings and reduction of greenhouse gas, i.e., carbon dioxide($CO_2$). Also, for various applications, the development of high performance custom materials with excellent physical properties was the current primary goal of materials science and technology. In this respect, carbon fiber-reinforced composites were the most candidates among the various materials. Indeed, carbon fiber-reinforced composites have been lately used as essential materials for the weight reduction of aircraft and the demand has increased remarkably. Therefore, in this paper, we focused on the need of carbon fiber composites in the fields of aircraft and technique status.

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