Accession Number : AD0774305

Title :   Engineering Feasibility Study of Ultrasonic Applications for Aircraft Manufacture.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Personal Author(s) : Meyer,Florence R.

Report Date : SEP 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 317

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 interms 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. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Aircraft industry, *Manufacturing, *Ultrasonics, Army aircraft, Helicopters, Metalworking, Machining, Production control, Joining, Ultrasonic welding

Subject Categories : Helicopters
      Fabrication Metallurgy

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE