University of Surrey

Test tubes in the lab Research in the ATI Dance Research

Cost-efficient materials in aerospace: Composite vs aluminium

Tan, X, Wang, J, Xu, Y, Curran, R, Raghunathan, S, Gore, D and Doherty, J (2008) Cost-efficient materials in aerospace: Composite vs aluminium Collaborative Product and Service Life Cycle Management for a Sustainable World - Proceedings of the 15th ISPE International Conference on Concurrent Engineering, CE 2008. pp. 259-266.

Full text not available from this repository.


Aluminium alloys are a series of traditional materials applied in aerospace industry. Composite materials have been being used to replace some aluminium alloys in airframe structures. To select a cost-efficient material in aerospace design, a framework for systematic assessment of composites and aluminium is therefore suggested. Through evaluation of 3Ps which represent prices, properties and processing of material, life cycle assessment of aluminium and composite could be made. By comparison of and trade-off the listed baselines of 3Ps, an economic, rational, available and useful material can be logically selected. © 2008 Springer-Verlag London Limited.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Surrey research (other units)
Authors :
Tan, X
Wang, J
Xu, Y
Curran, R
Raghunathan, S
Gore, D
Date : 2008
DOI : 10.1007/978-1-84800-972-1_25
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 17 May 2017 12:35
Last Modified : 24 Jan 2020 22:30

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item


Downloads per month over past year

Information about this web site

© The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, United Kingdom.
+44 (0)1483 300800