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Composite Repair Techniques Resources

Composite Repair Techniques Resources

Composite Repair Techniques Resources

I am looking for open source (non-proprietary) resources about repair/MRB techniques for composite structures. One of the resource I found is Composite Materials for Aircraft Structures 2nd Edition by Alan Baker, Dutton, Kelly. I really liked this book. The chapter on Repair Technology provides great insight in to common repair options for composite laminates. I am looking for a resource which goes a little bit deeper or specific on repair techniques. I guess what I am looking for is industry practices (proprietary) level information in an open source. But I would appreciate any suggestions on an open source material which expands on repair techniques.

RE: Composite Repair Techniques Resources

One of the earliest books on this subject, was Ursula Hänle's "Petite Plastic Plane Patch Primer" 1970. it is now out of print , but the odd copy shows up now and then on Amazon or eBay.

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RE: Composite Repair Techniques Resources

Go to sae.org and search for the CACRC documents. Yes, you will have to purchase them.

RE: Composite Repair Techniques Resources

Thanks for the replies. Some of the above links were useful. I drive is self development and thus can't afford SAE documents at this point. But I do appreciate the help here.

RE: Composite Repair Techniques Resources

I suggest that you look at DOT/FAA/AR-TN06/57 Best Practice in Adhesive-Bonded Structures and Repairs:


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RE: Composite Repair Techniques Resources

Thx a ton for the link for your document. Looks interesting. I will go through it in detail.

Edit: Sir, if you have similar documents/material for bolted repair for laminates as well, please let me know. Appreciate you referencing your document here.

RE: Composite Repair Techniques Resources

I never was much into those bolt things. Inefficient in load transfer, excessive stress concentrations etc.... Short answer, no I don't have data on bolted repairs.



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