Accession Number : ADP006002

Title :   A Study to Optimize the CFRP-Al Mechanical Joint in Order to Reduce Electrical Resistance,

Corporate Author : AERITALIA S P A TURIN (ITALY)

Personal Author(s) : Cipri, F. ; Pelosi, M.

Report Date : MAR 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : The aim of this paper is to show what could be the kind of joints that would reduce the electrical resistance when a carbon fiber reinforce structure has to be jointed with an aluminum part. Assembly of specimens has been considered in fixed and removable configurations. Carbon fiber reinforced plastic F263-T300 Fabric 3K70PW; and Aluminum alloy 2-24 - T3. New difficulties are arising during the design of CFRP parts in comparison with aluminum ones. The main problem with be to verify the composite structure behaviour from the electrical point of view. It will be necessary to consider how the environment will affect the structures made of composite material. Events such as lightning strike can have more dangerous effects on CFRP than on metallic parts. (SDW)

Descriptors :   *CARBON FIBERS, *ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE, *FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, *JOINTS, ALUMINUM, ASSEMBLY, BEHAVIOR, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, LIGHTNING, METALS, PARTS.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE