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Airplanes and material gains

Author: Euronews Knowledge

Main category: Engineering (Mechanical engineering)
Alternative category: Engineering (Civil engineering)

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Most modern planes are largely made of aluminium and carbon fibre or fibreglass composites that play an increasingly important role. There seems to be no obvious alternative to these materials for primary structures of aircrafts — but what about the so-called secondary structures or plane interiors that don't need to be as strong?


Language: English

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