1965-02-01

Joining, The Real Challenge in Use of Advanced Structures 650788

The method of attachment and the effects of the joining method are of equal importance to the selection of materials. Exotic materials, sandwiches, composites, thin multilayered, and truss type configurations are presently being conceived, tested as simple beams and columns, and immediately converted into briefing charts Joining design problems arising from inadequate consideration of practical factors are shown. Examples are given ranging from the WW II aircraft (a collection of holes held together with fasteners) to the present day space vehicles'fastening system.

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