Accession Number : ADA309302

Title :   Flight-Service Evaluation of Composite Structural Components.

Descriptive Note : Technical memo.,

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

Personal Author(s) : Dexter, H. B.

PDF Url : ADA309302

Report Date : JUL 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 40

Abstract : A review of the Langley Research Center sponsored programs aimed at flight-service evaluation of composite materials in various applications is presented. These flight-service programs are expected to continue for up to 5 years and include selective reinforcement of an airplane center wing box and a helicopter tail cone and composite replacements for commercial aircraft spoilers and fairings. These longtime flight-service programs will help provide the necessary information required by commercial airlines to commit advanced composites to aircraft structures with confidence. Results of these programs will provide information concerning the stability of composite materials when subjected to various flight environments.

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT, TAIL ASSEMBLIES, COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, HELICOPTERS, AIRFRAMES, BORON, TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, THERMAL STRESSES, GRAPHITE EPOXY COMPOSITES, WING BOXES.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE