A STUDY ON THE UTILIZATION OF ADVANCED COMPOSITES IN COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT WING STRUCTURE

A study was conducted to define the technology and data needed to support the introduction of advanced composite materials in the wing structure of future production aircraft. The study accomplished the following: (1) definition of acceptance factors, (2) identification of technology issues, (3) evaluation of six candidate wing structures, (4) evaluation of five program options, (5) definition of a composite wing technology development plan, (6) identification of full-scale tests, (7) estimation of program costs for the total development plan, (8) forecast of future utilization of composites in commercial transport aircraft and (9) identification of critical technologies for timely program planning.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • The Executive Summary of the report was published as volume 1 (N79-20189/3ST).
  • Corporate Authors:

    Douglas Aircraft Company, Incorporated

    3855 Lakewood Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA  United States  90801
  • Authors:
    • Watts, D J
  • Publication Date: 1978-7

Media Info

  • Pagination: 249 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00197939
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-CR-158902 Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: NAS1-15004
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1980 12:00AM