Accession Number : AD0894723

Title :   Flightworthy Graphite Fiber Reinforced Composite Aircraft Primary Structural Assemblies. Volume I. Tasks 1 Through 5.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. 21 Apr 69-31 Jan 72,

Corporate Author : NORTHROP CORP HAWTHORNE CA AIRCRAFT DIV

Personal Author(s) : Hayes, R. D. ; Scow, A. ; Wada, J. ; Verette, R. ; Wilhem, D.

Report Date : APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 484

Abstract : This report presents a detailed description of the flightworthy graphite fiber reinforced composite aircraft primary structural assemblies program. The following tasks were completed: Component selection and preliminary design; materials development; test and quality control procedures development; design allowables and criteria; design allowables testing; and analysis procedure assessment and definition. Demonstration items selected were the F-5A supersonic fighter main landing gear strut door, speed brake, wing leading edge flap, wing trailing edge flap, horizontal stabilizer, and vertical stabilizer main spar. (P.S.-PL)

Descriptors :   *AIRFRAMES, *CARBON FIBERS, *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, REINFORCING MATERIALS, AERODYNAMIC CONTROL SURFACES, FUSELAGES, EPOXY RESINS, GRAPHITE, STEEL, QUALITY CONTROL, HORIZONTAL STABILIZERS, ALUMINUM ALLOYS, FILAMENT WOUND CONSTRUCTION, SANDWICH CONSTRUCTION, HONEYCOMB CORES, LAMINATES, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, SUPERSONIC AIRCRAFT, JET FIGHTERS, LEADING EDGE FLAPS, LANDING GEAR DOORS, AMMUNITION DAMAGE, AIR BRAKE FLAPS, FLAPS(CONTROL SURFACES), MANUFACTURING.

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE