Accession Number : ADD013995

Title :   Missile Equipment Section Structure.

Descriptive Note : Patent, Filed 31 Jul 87, patented 17 Jan 89,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s) : Cunha, Daniel ; Brown, Wayne M ; Pool, James E ; Sheperd, Thomas M

Report Date : 17 Jan 1989

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A plurality of pan-shaped beams and supports of graphite/epoxy laminate material are mounted on a circular graphite/epoxy aft panel to form a symmetrical structure which is attached to the missile shell. Four main stiffening beams intersect at right angles to form a central square structure with the intersecting walls extending outward beyond the central square to the missile shell. Four diagonal stiffening beams are disposed across the corners within the central square to form a central hexagonal structure. Additional stiffness is provided by strut support beams oriented parallel to the main support beams and support ribs oriented perpendicular to the main support beams. Keywords: Patents; Guided missile components. Composite materials; Structural members. (edc)

Descriptors :   *COMPOSITE MATERIALS, *GUIDED MISSILE COMPONENTS, *LAMINATES, *PATENTS, BEAMS(STRUCTURAL), EPOXY COMPOUNDS, GRAPHITED MATERIALS, RIBS, RIGHT ANGLES, SHELLS(STRUCTURAL FORMS), STIFFENING, STIFFNESS, STRUCTURAL MEMBERS, SUPPORTS, SYMMETRY, WALLS

Subject Categories : Guided Missiles
      Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE