36. Spacecraft Applications of Advanced Composite Materials

  1. Myer Kutz
  1. Kevin R. Uleck1,
  2. Paul J. Biermann2,
  3. Jack C. Roberts2 and
  4. Bonny M. Hilditch2

Published Online: 8 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470172551.ch36

Handbook of Materials Selection

Handbook of Materials Selection

How to Cite

Uleck, K. R., Biermann, P. J., Roberts, J. C. and Hilditch, B. M. (2002) Spacecraft Applications of Advanced Composite Materials, in Handbook of Materials Selection (ed M. Kutz), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York. doi: 10.1002/9780470172551.ch36

Editor Information

  1. Myer Kutz Associates, Inc., Albany, NY, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA

  2. 2

    Applied Physics Laboratory, The Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, Maryland, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 12 JUL 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471359241

Online ISBN: 9780470172551



  • spacecraft structures design;
  • fiber-reinforced composite materials;
  • electromagnetic interference shielding;
  • thermal cycling–induced microcracking;
  • hybrid visible mirror


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Use of Advanced Fiber-Reinforced Composites in Spacecraft

  • Example Spacecraft Applications

  • References