Accession Number : ADA325978

Title :   Handbook: Manufacturing Advanced Composite Components for Airframes.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION WASHINGTON DC OFFICE OF AVIATION RESEARCH

Personal Author(s) : Price, Terry L. ; Dalley, George ; McCullough, Patrick C. ; Choquette, Lee

PDF Url : ADA325978

Report Date : APR 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 226

Abstract : This handbook is a compendium of information on methods of manufacture of advanced composite components for airframes. It is aimed at familiarizing the reader with the common industry standards and aspects of using composites in aircraft applications. The handbook is intended to aid Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) personnel in assessing airworthiness of composite parts in civilian aircraft. The contents are drawn from various sources and are condensed into an easy-to-read, but comprehensive format. The contents of this handbook include introductory background on composite materials utilizing fiber reinforcements, matrix systems, core types and styles, handling, related practices found in the manufacturing and fabrication as well as the use of these materials, the concepts of producing parts utilizing tooling, various manufacturing methodologies, processing, machining, quality assurance, assembly, repair, and related safety and environmental issues. These topics are considered essential for proper assessment of the manufacturing qualities and the continued airworthiness of composite parts used in civil aviation today and in the future.

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *AIRFRAMES, METHODOLOGY, INDUSTRIES, AIRCRAFT, MANUFACTURING, MACHINING, REPAIR, FORMATS, STANDARDS, BACKGROUND, CIVIL AVIATION, PARTS, QUALITY ASSURANCE, HANDBOOKS, AIRWORTHINESS, FIBER REINFORCEMENT.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE