By E. B. Trostyanskaya (auth.), R. E. Shalin (eds.)
Some years in the past in Paisley (Scotland) the overseas convention on Composite fabrics, headed by way of Professor I. Marshall, came about. through the convention, I offered a paper at the production and homes of the Soviet Union's composite fabrics. Soviet had made nice achievements within the production of composite fabrics for aerospace and rocket purposes. for instance, the fraction of composites (predominantly carbon fibre strengthened plastics) within the huge passenger aircrafts Tu-204 and 11-86 is 12-15% of the constitution weight. the share by way of weight percentage of composites in army airplane is larger and the fraction of composites (organic fibre strengthened plastics) utilized in army helicopters exceeds a 1/2 the whole constitution weight. The nostril components of so much rockets are produced in carbon-carbon fabrics. within the Soviet spacecraft 'Buran' many fuselage tubes are made up of boron-aluminium composites. Carbon-aluminium is used for area mirrors and fuel turbine blades. those are only a number of examples of functions. Many members on the Paisley convention urged that the mammoth Soviet adventure within the box of composite fabrics will be distilled and provided within the kind of a complete reference book. So the assumption of the coaching and e-book of a six quantity paintings Soviet complex Composites expertise, edited through Academician J. Fridlyander and Professor I. Marshall, was once born.