The objective of this fan blade containment study was to investigate potential weight savings using a ceramic-based blade containment system. Technology developed to provide light-weight armor for aircraft and aircrew members has shown that systems using ceramics (Al2O3, SlC, and B4C) are more weight efficient than metals (steel, titanium, and aluminum), or polymer fibers (fiberglass and Kevlar). The study consists of three primary sub-tasks: 1. Design a ceramic-based fan blade containment system to achieve maximum possible weight effectiveness. 2. Compare the ceramic containment system with current metal and Kevlar systems to quantify the potential weight improvement and corresponding cost impact. 3. Develop a test plan, including the design of test fixtures and test articles to allow verification of improved weight effectiveness of ceramic-based systems.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Advanced Structures Technology Incorporated

    2851 S. 44th Street, Ste #4
    Phoenix, AZ  United States  85040
  • Authors:
    • LANE, A D
  • Publication Date: 1989-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 33 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00496361
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: AST89004, DOT/FAA/CT-89/20
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1990 12:00AM