Accession Number : ADA307140

Title :   Experience with Reinforced Plastic Primary Aircraft Structures,

Corporate Author : SOCIETY OF AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS INC WARRENDALE PA

Personal Author(s) : Snyder, F. S. ; Drake, R. E.

PDF Url : ADA307140

Report Date : JAN 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : In 1958, Piper Aircraft's Vero Beach Development Center was assigned Project PA-29. The purpose of this project was to explore the possibility of building an airplane using materials and processes that might replace aluminum alloy. Almost from the start, the endeavor was principally in the field of fiberglas reinforced plastics, and emphasis was put on comparative cost.

Descriptors :   *AIRFRAMES, *REINFORCED PLASTICS, FIBERGLASS, ALUMINUM ALLOYS, COSTS, BONDING, HONEYCOMB STRUCTURES.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE