publication . Article . Other literature type . 2019

Comparative Environmental and Cost Analysis of Alternative Production Scenarios Associated with a Helicopter’s Canopy

Christos V. Katsiropoulos; Andreas Loukopoulos; Spiros Pantelakis;
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  • Published: 03 Jan 2019
  • Publisher: MDPI AG
Abstract
In the present work the carbon footprint and the financial viability of different materials, manufacturing scenarios, as well as recycling scenarios, associated with the production of aeronautical structural components are assessed. The materials considered were carbon fiber reinforced epoxy and carbon fiber reinforced PEEK (polyetheretherketone). The manufacturing techniques compared were the autoclave, resin transfer molding (RTM) and cold diaphragm forming (CDF). The recycling scenarios included mechanical recycling and pyrolysis. For this purpose, Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) and Life Cycle Costing (LCC) models were developed and implemented for the case of a h...
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free text keywords: Aerospace Engineering, life cycle analysis, cost analysis, autoclave, resin transfer molding, cold diaphragm forming, composite materials, aeronautic component, life cycle analysis; cost analysis; autoclave; resin transfer molding; cold diaphragm forming; composite materials; aeronautic component, Epoxy, visual_art.visual_art_medium, visual_art, Embodied energy, Environmental science, Raw material, Transfer molding, Process engineering, business.industry, business, Thermosetting polymer, Thermoplastic, chemistry.chemical_classification, chemistry, Carbon footprint, Reusability, lcsh:Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics, lcsh:TL1-4050
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New Hybrid Thermoplastic Composite Aerostructures manufactured by Out of Autoclave Continuous Automated Technologies
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 723309
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
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