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The use of composite materials in the manufacture of aircraft
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The use of composite materials in the manufacture of aircraft

The use of composite materials in the manufacture of aircraft

 

The use of composite materials in the manufacture of aircraft on a large scale could reduce carbon dioxide emissions to 15%.

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Research conducted by a team of scientists from the University of Shiffilda, Cambridge and University Colledg London are the first to implement a comprehensive life-cycle assessment (LCA) of the aircraft, which are used in the manufacture of composite materials, such as Boeing 787 Dreamliner or Airbus 380And ekspropolirovat results on a fleet of all countries. LCA considers the manufacture, use and disposal of materials used in the manufacture of aircraft, taking into account the use of new technologies and the introduction of robotics. In the study we compared the results obtained by using conventional manufacturing technology and using innovative composite materials.

Emissions aircraft, made of composite material is more than twice less than that of aircraft manufactured from aluminum. Light aircraft consume considerably less fuel. During operation, the aircraft made of composites to produce 20% less emissions CO2, than conventional aircraft. Moving companies operating aircraft made of composites, 25 happen in the next years. That is primarily due to soaring oil prices.

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In a study published in the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment - it is estimated that by the year 2050, composite materials used in the manufacture of aircraft, can reduce greenhouse gas emissions on 14-15%, compared with conventional aircraft.

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New aircraft entered into service before the year 2020, can be used still to 2050 years. The introduction of new technology in the production of aircraft will achieve a significant reduction of emissions into the environment. Given that global air traffic will increase fourfold to 2050 years, with the transfer of aircraft on composite materials, it would be possible to avoid significant emissions CO2.

The task assigned to the governments of the leading countries - to cut emissions by half by CO2 2020 year.

Ivan BERESNEV specifically for Avia.pro

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