Accession Number : AD0774270

Title :   A Design Analysis of CH-54B Main Rotor Hub Fabricated from Composite Materials

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept.

Corporate Author : UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP STRATFORD CT SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Faiz, Robert L

PDF Url : AD0774270

Report Date : Oct 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 228

Abstract : A design and structural analysis of a CH-54B MAIN ROTOR HUB FABRICATED FROM COMPOSITE MATERIALS IS MADE TO ASSESS THE FLIGHTWORTHINESS OF A HUB CONSISTING BASICALLY OF TENSION STRAPS FABRICATED FROM GRAPHITE EPOXY AND FIBERGLASS. The concept is feasible but not competitive with the production titanium hub from a weight standpoint.

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *HELICOPTER ROTORS, *HUBS, EPOXY COMPOUNDS, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, FIBERGLASS, GRAPHITE, LAMINATES, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE