Accession Number : ADA304556
Title : Composite Structures for Commercial Transport Aircraft.
Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,
Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Vosteen, Louis F.
PDF Url : ADA304556
Report Date : JUN 1978
Pagination or Media Count : 27
Abstract : The Aircraft Energy Efficiency (ACEE) program was established to refine and demonstrate in operational and production environments, technological improvements in engines, aerodynamics, electronics, and structures that could significantly improve the fuel efficiency of commercial transport aircraft. As part of the ACEE program, major development programs were instituted with the U.S. commercial transport builders, Boeing, Douglas, and Lockheed. The purpose of the program is to develop the technology and confidence that will enable the builders to commit to extensive use of composite structure on future transport aircraft. Six components, three secondary, and three primary structures, are presently under development. The six components are described along with the key features of the composite designs and their projected weight savings.
Descriptors : *COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT, *COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, *TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, *GRAPHITE EPOXY COMPOSITES, ELECTRONICS, PRODUCTION, ENERGY, EFFICIENCY, FUEL CONSUMPTION, AVIATION FUELS, WEIGHT REDUCTION, AERODYNAMICS.
Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft
Commercial and General Aviation
Laminates and Composite Materials
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE