Accession Number : ADA307689

Title :   Third Conference on Fibrous Composites in Flight Vehicle Design. Part 1.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HAMPTON VA LANGLEY RESEARCH CEN TER

PDF Url : ADA307689

Report Date : APR 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 484

Abstract : The National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the United States Air Force sponsored a 3-day conference November 4-6, 1975, to focus national attention on the use of fibrous composite materials in the design of flight vehicle structures and the important impact the use of such materials will have on future vehicle systems. Significant milestones have been achieved in composite structures design, test, and flight operations for a wide spectrum of aircraft, space vehicle, and civil sector applications. The continuing growth of the data base for material properties, design procedures, environmental exposure effects, manufacturing procedures, and flight service reliability has increased the level of acceptability and confidence necessary for widespread, routine composite applications. By including composites as baseline design materials, significant payoffs can be expected in terms of reduced structural weight fractions, longer structural life, reduced fuel consumption, reduced structural complexity, and reduced manufacturing cost. Technical papers are presented which describe work performed by the Government and Industry. The topics covered include recent flight test work on composite components, unique design concepts and hardware, specialized applications, operational experience, certification and design criteria, and significant contributions to the design technology base.

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, DATA BASES, FLIGHT TESTING, FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, FIBERS, AIR FORCE, UNITED STATES, SYMPOSIA, SPACECRAFT, INDUSTRIES, COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT, MANUFACTURING, EXPOSURE(GENERAL), STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, REDUCTION, COSTS, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, RELIABILITY, BASE LINES, FUEL CONSUMPTION, LONG LIFE, CIVILIAN POPULATION, ACCEPTABILITY.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE