Accession Number : ADB018671

Title :   Advanced Design Composite Aircraft (ADCA) Study. Volume 2. Manufacturing Plan

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Jul 1975-30 Aug 1976

Corporate Author : GRUMMAN AEROSPACE CORP BETHPAGE NY

Personal Author(s) : Borstell, H

PDF Url : ADB018671

Report Date : Nov 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 102

Abstract : The report includes detailed manufacturing plans for the fabrication of major structural components of the ADCA aircraft and their final assembly. A survey of existing tooling/manufacturing technology is presented to highlight areas requiring further development. A corrosion-control plan and quality-control plan are presented to show their relevance to the manufacturing plan. Based on a comparison to current metal aircraft, the design/manufacturing philosophy was established to reduce composite program costs, by striving to reduce part/fastener count.

Descriptors :   *AIRFRAMES, *COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, *FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, *MANUFACTURING, AIRCRAFT, ATTACHMENT, BONDING, CONFORMAL STRUCTURES, CORROSION, COST EFFECTIVENESS, EFFICIENCY, EPOXY RESINS, FABRICATION, FASTENINGS, FEASIBILITY STUDIES, FUSELAGES, GRAPHITE, HONEYCOMB STRUCTURES, JOINTS, MACHINE TOOLS, MOLDING TECHNIQUES, QUALITY CONTROL, SANDWICH CONSTRUCTION, SANDWICH PANELS, WINGS

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Ceramics, Refractories and Glass
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Fabrication Metallurgy
      Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE