Re: Aircraft design question

Date:         23 Mar 2001 17:40:04 
From:         "John R Weiss" <>
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"Matthew Willshee" <> wrote in message
> Dafydd ab Hugh <> wrote in message
> news:airliners.2001.3@ditka.Chicago.COM...

> > There must be something out there; engineers build airplanes with
> > passenger windows, so somebody knows how to design them!

> The windows will probably be glass, which is a ceramic.

Aircraft windshields are often made of laminates of acrylic and glass.
Curved sections, like fighter canopies, are made of acrylic alone.

I believe windows on deep submersibles have been made of quartz.
John Weiss
Seattle, WA
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