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Advanced Metallic Structures: Air Superiority Fighter Wing Design for Improved Cost, Weight and Integrity. Volume 1. Program Overview
Final rept. 15 Jun 1972-15 Jun 1973
GENERAL DYNAMICS FORT WORTH TX CONVAIR AEROSPACE DIV
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This report describes the preliminary design and analysis for an advanced air superiority fighter stores loaded, wet wing structure. The wing box of the F-111F airplane designed by the Convair Aerospace Division of General Dynamics was used as the baseline vehicle. A unique design methodology was followed to arrive at three configurations which offer an optimum balance between structural efficiency and technological advancement. This methodology consists of compiling element concepts integrating them into cross-section drawings optimizing them in analytical assemblies and finally preparing full wing box designs. Each step was followed with a detailed evaluation and ranking step which utilized a formal merit rating system. This system permitted the evaluation of numerous concepts and insured that each technical discipline participated in the design selection.
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