Accession Number : ADA302551

Title :   Design, Ancillary Testing, Analysis, and Fabrication Data for the Advanced Composite Stabilizer for Boeing 737 Aircraft. Volume 1. Technical Summary.

Descriptive Note : Contract rept.,

Corporate Author : BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE CO SEATTLE WA

Personal Author(s) : Aniversario, R. B. ; Harvey, S. T. ; McCarty, J. E. ; Parsons, J. T. ; Peterson, D. C.

PDF Url : ADA302551

Report Date : APR 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 59

Abstract : This is the technical summary for the design, ancillary testing, analysis, and fabrication detail for the NASA Aircraft Energy Efficiency (ACEE) program on the Boeing 737 commercial transport. It covers all work performed on the program from July 1977 through December 1981. Program objectives were to design and produce an advanced composite stabilizer that would meet the same functional criteria as those for the existing metal stabilizer. Preliminary design activities were devoted to developing and analyzing alternative design concepts and selecting the final configuration. Trade studies evaluated durability, inspectability, producibility, repairability, and customer acceptance. Preliminary development efforts were devoted to evaluating and selecting material, identifying structural development test requirements, and defining full-scale ground and flight test requirements necessary to obtain Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification.

Descriptors :   *COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT, *COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, *STABILIZATION SYSTEMS, REQUIREMENTS, GROUND LEVEL, FLIGHT TESTING, METALS, AIRCRAFT, PRODUCTION, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, ENERGY, EFFICIENCY, FABRICATION.

Subject Categories : Flight Control and Instrumentation
      Commercial and General Aviation
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE