Accession Number : ADA301708

Title :   Development of an Advanced Composite Hydrofoil Flap.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : BOEING CO SEATTLE WA

Personal Author(s) : Oken, S.

PDF Url : ADA301708

Report Date : 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 156

Abstract : A program was conducted to design and test a prototype composite flap for the hydrofoil ship PCH-1. The flap was to be of the same configuration and equivalent in structural capability to the existing HY-13O steel flap. Test work was done to investigate a material system and to fabricate and test a feasibility component. Based on the data generated, a final design was developed and a full size flap was fabricated. The flap was instrumented and installed on the PCH-1 for service testing. (MM)

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *FLAPS(CONTROL SURFACES), *PATROL CRAFT, *HYDROFOIL CRAFT, COMPRESSION, MECHANICAL PROPERTIES, SHIPS, NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, LAMINATES, DEFLECTION, FABRICATION, COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, STEEL, WELDMENTS, HOLES(OPENINGS), SHEAR STRESSES, FLEXURAL STRENGTH, TENSION, FATIGUE(MECHANICS), TITANIUM, CURING, DESIGN CRITERIA, FAILURE(MECHANICS), FASTENINGS, ADHESIVES, REINFORCING MATERIALS, BOLTS, CYCLIC LOADS, GRAPHITE EPOXY COMPOSITES.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Properties of Metals and Alloys
      Marine Engineering

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE