This second edition has been extensively updated to keep pace with the growing use of composite materials in commercial aviation. A worldwide reference for repair technicians and design engineers, the book is an outgrowth of the course syllabus that was developed by the Training Task Group of SAE’s Commercial Aircraft Composite Repair Committee (CACRC) and published as SAE AIR 4938, Composite and Bonded Structure Technician Specialist Training Document.
Topics new to this edition include:
- Nondestructive Inspection (NDI) Methods
- Fasteners for Composite Materials
- A Method for the Surface Preparation of Metals Prior to Adhesive Bonding
- Repair Design
Although this book has been written primarily for use in aircraft repair other applications including marine and automotive are also covered.