Advanced Metallic Structure: Air Superiority Fighter Wing Design for Improved Cost, Weight and Integrity. Volume 1
Final rept. Oct 1972-Mar 1973
NORTHROP CORP HAWTHORNE CA AIRCRAFT DIV
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The objective of this program was to reduce the weight of a fighter wing and carrythrough structure while maintaining its cost and life approximately equivalent to the baseline. Innovations in design concepts and application of new materials, manufacturing methods, and analysis techniques were to be expected. General tasks of the program were to provide for concept formulation, first iteration preliminary design, material property testing to support preliminary design, and preliminary planning and cost estimation of a separate follow-on program. An additional task, initiated several months after the basic go-ahead, was to consider the new Damage Tolerance criteria sensitivity and trade studies, utilizing the baseline structure materials and spectra, and by imposing USAF Damage Tolerance Criteria, MIL-A-008866, dated 18 August 1972. Volume I contains the basic report.
- Attack and Fighter Aircraft