Accession Number : AD0918604

Title :   Advanced Composite Wing and Empennage to Fuselage Attachment Fittings.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jun 71-Aug 72,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS SAN DIEGO CA CONVAIR AEROSPACE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Schaefer, W. H. ; Bender, R. E. ; Dunbar, D. R. ; May, L. ; Weisinger, M.

Report Date : JAN 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 296

Abstract : The structural development of advanced Composite Fittings for highly loaded wing and empennage to fuselage attachment is described. The program investigates general fitting elements such as lugs -both laminated and wrapped and laminated corners, plus the most generally utilized discrete fitting types. Fittings such as male lugs, female lugs, bathtubs, daggers, and tees are developed in composite materials, fabricated and tested. The full spectrum of composite materials is employed including graphite/ epoxy, boron/epoxy, boron/aluminum, and glass/epoxy. As a final demonstration of the techniques developed, two full scale F-15 main spar lugs are designed, fabricated and tested. These 170,000 pound capacity fittings employ a unique wrapped boron/epoxy lug on a titanium carrier which saves over 20% of the weight of its titanium counterpart. (Author, modified-PL)

Descriptors :   *FITTINGS, *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *AIRFRAMES, *WING BODY CONFIGURATIONS, ATTACHMENT, FUSELAGES, WINGS, JET FIGHTERS, GRAPHITE, EPOXY RESINS, BORON, ALUMINUM ALLOYS, JOINTS, GLASS, TITANIUM, TITANIUM ALLOYS, LAMINATES, REINFORCED PLASTICS, WEIGHT, LOADS(FORCES), FATIGUE(MECHANICS).

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE