Re: Aircraft design question

Date:         23 Mar 2001 17:40:04 
From:         "John R Weiss" <jrweiss98155@home.com>
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"Matthew Willshee" <matthew@amber-matt.freeserve.co.uk> wrote in message
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> Dafydd ab Hugh <dafyddNO@SPAMsff.net> wrote in message
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> > 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.
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John Weiss
Seattle, WA
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