Accession Number:

AD0777572

Title:

Limit Criteria for Low Cost Airframe Concepts.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May-Nov 73,

Corporate Author:

LTV AEROSPACE CORP DALLAS TEX VOUGHT SYSTEMS DIV

Report Date:

1973-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

108.0

Abstract:

The report presents the results of a study program which evaluated the primary cost factors of selected airframe baseline components and alternate designs compatible with low cost concepts. The data from this study is compiled and presented in a ready reference format defined as the Limit Criteria. Six A-7D aircraft components representing the characteristic stress types were selected as the baseline designs, then a minimum of two or more alternate designs were selected for each component. The baseline and alternates were analyzed and estimated on the basis of strength, stiffness, fracture toughness, weight and cost. Weight and cost of the design variations was plotted on a CostWeightValue Diagram of each component for direct comparison of current design results. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Economics and Cost Analysis

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE