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Ignorance About Glare - What Is It?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 6:39 pm

Sorry if this has been explained before but what is GLARE? Also, is it an acronym, please?

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RE: Ignorance About Glare - What Is It?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 7:28 pm

Glare (developed by Stork Aerospace in the Netherlands) is a particular fibre-aluminum laminate material which is relatively light and has excellent fatigue and impact-resistance qualities. Its name is not an acronym, but rather a shortening of "glass reinforced."

The A380 is using Glare quite extensively, and it has saved around 500kg of weight...

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RE: Ignorance About Glare - What Is It?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:00 pm

QantasA332

Thanks for that. I wonder if this process was patented or similar whereby Stork gets licence fees for production/use of the material.

Strangely I did some programming for a Stork project in Belgium but I never realised at the time that Stork was involved in aviation as well.
 
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RE: Ignorance About Glare - What Is It?

Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:54 pm

Quoting QantasA332 (Reply 1):
The A380 is using Glare quite extensively, and it has saved around 500kg of weight...

At what locations on the A380 approx.
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RE: Ignorance About Glare - What Is It?

Sun Apr 17, 2005 2:49 am

A lot of the fuselage skin panels on the A380 are GLARE.
 
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