SERVICE EXPERIENCE OF COMPOSITE PARTS ON THE L-1011 AND C-130

A set of Kevlar-49/epoxy fairings are being flight tested on three L-1011's, and have had no major service problems after 10,000 hours service. The center wing box aluminum skins and heat stiffeners were reinforced with pre-cured, bonded boron/epoxy strips on three C-130's. After almost three years and over 4000 flight hours, these components are continuing to perform satisfactorily in service. Another flight service component on the L-1011 is a graphite/epoxy floor post, which is free of service problems or defects after 10,000 flight hours.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Soc for the Advancement of Material & Process Eng

    P.O. Box 613
    Azusa, CA  USA  91702
  • Authors:
    • Stone, R H
    • Harvill Jr, W E
  • Publication Date: 1978-1

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 34-40
  • Serial:
    • SAMPE Quarterly
    • Volume: 9
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Society for Advance of Material & Processing Eng

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00177444
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 29 1978 12:00AM