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