Accession Number : ADP006008

Title :   Joining of Carbon Fiber Composite with Fasteners,

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

Personal Author(s) : Pagliuso, Salvatore

Report Date : MAR 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : Aeritalia's experience pertaining to carbon composite structures going back to the early 70's when curing of lab.scale carbon composites was started followed by experimental G 222 spoilers. Aeritalia's knowledge was built-up on several programs. An important step came from the participation to the Boeing B 767 program. Aeritalia's involvement in the development work was ample and essential to the utilization of carbon/epoxy in the program. The production phase, which is still going on, gave Aeritalia a deep experience in the area of large C./EP. components fabrication and assembly and contributed to the development of both engineering and production knowledge that, combined with internal research activity, have given Aeritalia a leading position in the area of advanced composite structures. This experience was completed and further enhanced through the development of Aeritalia ATR 42 program and participation to the MD 80 and Rohr CFM 56-5 programs, which have given Aeritalia a widely recognized knowledge of the state of the art technology for C./EP. aerospace structures. (SDW)

Descriptors :   *CARBON FIBERS, *COMPOSITE STRUCTURES, *FASTENINGS, AEROSPACE CRAFT, FABRICATION, FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITES, PRODUCTION, UTILIZATION.

Subject Categories : Laminates and Composite Materials
      Couplers, Fasteners, and Joints

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE