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ASM Handbook

Composites

Edited by
Daniel B. Miracle
Daniel B. Miracle
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Steven L. Donaldson
Steven L. Donaldson
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ASM International
Volume
21
ISBN electronic:
978-1-62708-195-5
Publication date:
2001
Book Chapter

Environmental Protection and Sealing

By
Leslie A. Hoeckelman
Leslie A. Hoeckelman
The Boeing Company
,
St. Louis
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Published:
2001
Page range:
659 - 665
Publication history
November 01, 2001

Abstract

Environmental effects of ground and flight environments, including temperature extremes, damage by chemical fluids, moisture, and so forth, affect the durability of polymer-matrix composites. This article provides information on corrosion control methods in aircraft structures. It discusses the design considerations for sealant joint. The article describes the common methods to seal aircraft structures: fay surface, fillet, butt joint, channel, brush, and form-in-place seals. It discusses the surface preparation and application method of primer and topcoat systems. The article describes primer and paint application equipment as well as sealant application equipment.

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Leslie A. Hoeckelman, 2001. "Environmental Protection and Sealing", Composites, Daniel B. Miracle, Steven L. Donaldson

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