Various methods of composite manufacture offer various benefits – some methods allow for large amounts of production in a short time while others offer low startup and materials costs. An engineer must make a smart choice when determining which composite fabrication process will yield the best results.
In order to stay on top of the latest industry news, we’re always scouring the web for articles on corrosion and composites. Here are the interesting articles we found during the first half of July, 2016.
The growing pressure to increase fuel-efficiency, reduce costs and increase margins, has pushed the aerospace industry to nearly double its use of composites every five years. These advanced materials allow aircraft to shed weight while maintaining the strength required for safe flight.
Cavitation occurs when vapor cavities, or bubbles, form in a liquid. When the bubbles eventually implode, a shock wave causes cyclic stress and fatigue on the inside of pipes and vessels, dramatically shortening its lifetime.