Accession Number : AD0774305
Title : Engineering Feasibility Study of Ultrasonic Applications for Aircraft Manufacture
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : AEROPROJECTS INC WEST CHESTER PA
Personal Author(s) : Meyer, Florence R
PDF Url : AD0774305
Report Date : Sep 1973
Pagination or Media Count : 316
Abstract : Areas in which ultrasonic energy can be effectively applied in production metalworking processes, particularly in the manufacture of Army helicopters and light aircraft, were explored. Literature covering ultrasonic applications in various metal forming, metal removal, and metal joining processes was thoroughly reviewed to establish, in each case, the present status and the potential in terms of cost effectiveness and product improvement. An annotated bibliography is included in an appendix. Several leading Army aircraft manufacturers were surveyed to examine specific metalworking problems that might be solved by ultrasonic application, and analyses were made to indicate potential benefits and cost savings in these areas.
Descriptors : *AIRCRAFT INDUSTRY, *MANUFACTURING, *ULTRASONICS, ARMY AIRCRAFT, HELICOPTERS, JOINING, MACHINING, METALWORKING, PRODUCTION CONTROL, ULTRASONIC WELDING
Subject Categories : Helicopters
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE