TITLE

Repairs on the fly

PUB. DATE
June 2004
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);6/25/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7654, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports that aircraft skin composites are being developed that repair themselves in mid-flight while alerting maintenance crews to the site of the damage. Development of composites with hollow fibers that mimic blood vessels by releasing uncured resin if fractured in a collision with a foreign object.
ACCESSION #
13605996

 

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