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Industrial and commercial applications of bistable reeled composites
Author(s): Quentin M. Compton-Bishop; Andrew J. Daton-Lovett; Richard G. Curry
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Paper Abstract

RolaTube Technology has developed a smart structures technology called bi-stable reeled composite. Made from layers of reinforced thermoplastic, BRC can alternate between two stable forms; that of a strong, rigid structure and that of a compact coil of flat-wound material.

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Date Published: 12 June 2000
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 3991, Smart Structures and Materials 2000: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies, (12 June 2000); doi: 10.1117/12.388176
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Quentin M. Compton-Bishop, RolaTube Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Andrew J. Daton-Lovett, RolaTube Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)
Richard G. Curry, RolaTube Technology Ltd. (United Kingdom)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 3991:
Smart Structures and Materials 2000: Industrial and Commercial Applications of Smart Structures Technologies
Jack H. Jacobs, Editor(s)

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