Accession Number : AD0270420

Title :   STUDY OF EDGE ATTACHMENT FOR THIN STRETCHED-ACRYLIC CANOPIES

Corporate Author : NORTHROP AIRCRAFT INC HAWTHORNE CALIF

Personal Author(s) : KNAPP,J.E.

Report Date : 07 DEC 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : To achieve weight reduction it has been proposed that the acrylic canopy on the T-38 airplane could be decreased in thickness. Pertinent data were lacking concerning the fastening of a canopy fabricated of thin stretched-acrylic material. This investigation was required by Body Design to determine whether the specified edge attachment for the thinner canopy would be practical and acceptable for use on current and future aircraft. (Author-PL).

Descriptors :   *ACRYLIC RESINS, *AIRCRAFT CANOPIES, *BONDED JOINTS, *LAMINATES, ATTACHMENT, CLIMATE, GLASS TEXTILES, MANUFACTURING, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, NYLON, ORLON, TEMPERATURE, TENSILE PROPERTIES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE