Around Glare

A New Aircraft Material in Context

  • Coen Vermeeren

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Developments in Aviation

    1. Ben A.C. Droste
      Pages 23-25
    2. Heinz G. Klug
      Pages 27-32
    3. C.A.M. (Kees) de Koning
      Pages 33-38
    4. Daan Krook
      Pages 39-41
  3. Development of Materials For Aircraft Design

  4. New Materials and Safety

  5. Emeritus Lecture Professor Vogelesang

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 211-215

About this book


During September 24-26, 2001, the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering of the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands organised the Glare - the New Material for Aircraft Conference, an international conference on the relationship between design, material choice and application of aircraft materials with respect to new developments in industry. Eminent representatives from the aircraft manufacturing world, including manufacturers, airlines, airports, universities, governments and aviation authorities, were present at this conference to meet and exchange ideas - see the group photo on the next two pages. The fact that the conference was held just two weeks after ‘September 11, 2001’ put things in a rather unique perspective. The aim of the conference was to illustrate the many unique applications of the Glare family of fibre metal laminates and to provide for the exchange and distribution of information regarding this material in order to stimulate their acceptance and promote further application. The introduction of fibre metal laminates into the commercial aviation market took about 20 years’ time. Introducing new technologies should not be taken lightly, however; the aircraft industry is by nature rather conservative and innovations must therefore be proven – a paradox actually – in all possible ways before they can be introduced in real aircraft structures. Not only do technical aspects play a role in this respect; historical, cultural, economical and political issues are equally important.


aerospace engineering aircraft design Aluminium design fuselage gold material metals safety silver space engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Coen Vermeeren
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Aerospace EngineeringDelft University of TechnologyDelftThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-0778-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-306-48385-1
  • Buy this book on publisher's site