Accession Number : ADD000769

Title :   Fatigue Resistant Spanwise Splice.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Bigham,Carroll R

Report Date : 29 Apr 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent relates to a method and apparatus for joining a pair of wing panels or the like by a spanwise splice. The splice is made up of a pair of splice plates, each being of a predetermined configuration so as to engagingly mate with a corresponding configuration on the panels. The panels are so positioned so that their ends are juxtaposed leaving a gap therebetween. A suitable fastener is located within the gap and fixedly secures the splice plates together thereby forming an extremely strong and reliable means of securely attaching a pair of members together.

Descriptors :   *Airplane panels, *Fastenings, *Patents, Structural members, Joining, Loads(Forces), Fatigue(Mechanics)

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE