Accession Number : ADD006212

Title :   Canted Spar with Intermediate Intercostal Stiffeners.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Gilbert,William W , III ; Gomez,Eduardo W

Report Date : 31 Jul 1979

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : This report describes an aircraft wing box construction including canted sheet metal spar webs continuously tied to the upper and lower skins. Sheet metal intercostal stiffeners of substantially triangular configuration are spaced spanwise along the web to provide shear stiffening for the web and intermittent stabilization for the upper skin. Both the shear web and intercostal stiffeners are fastened to spanwise continuous spar caps which are attached to the upper and lower skins. These caps, supported by the intercostals and webs, provide sufficient stabilization to prevent upper skin buckling up to ultimate design stress with a minimum of shear webs thereby providing significant weight savings.

Descriptors :   *Patents, *Wing boxes, Spars, Webs(Sheets), Stiffening

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE