Accession Number : ADA306091

Title :   Preliminary Design of Graphite Composite Wing Panels for Commercial Transport Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : BOEING COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE CO SEATTLE WA

Personal Author(s) : Byers, B. A. ; Stoecklin, R. L.

PDF Url : ADA306091

Report Date : FEB 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : This commercial aircraft wing surface panel configuration study subjectively assessed practical and producible graphite/epoxy designs. Key experienced engineering, manufacturing, and quality control personnel provided the assessment information, using definitive data as well as their experience and judgement in screening and selection of the final panel configuration. A multilevel screening procedure was used to review the panel designs, considering the following areas: (1) Structural functions; (2) Efficiency; (3) Manufacturing and producibility; (4) Costs; (5) Maintainability; and (6) Inspectability As each progressive screening level was reviewed, more definitive information on the structural efficiency (weight), manufacturing, and inspection procedures was established to support the design selection. The final design selection represents a reasonable compromise between all requirements.

Descriptors :   *COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT, *COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, *TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, *AIRCRAFT PANELS, *COMPOSITE WINGS, REQUIREMENTS, MANUFACTURING, PRODUCTION, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, EFFICIENCY, GRAPHITE, COSTS, MAINTAINABILITY, INSPECTION, QUALITY CONTROL, GRAPHITED MATERIALS, SELECTION.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Commercial and General Aviation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE