Advanced Helicopter Structural Design Investigation. Volume I. Investigation of Advanced Structural Component Design Concepts
Final rept. Jun 1974-May 1975
BOEING VERTOL CO PHILADELPHIA PA
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A preliminary design study for a complete helicopter, incorporating advanced structural design concepts and advanced material, was conducted by the Boeing Vertol Company. The purpose was to evaluate the impact of advanced concepts and materials on the payload and configuration of a medium utility transport helicopter when compared to a baseline helicopter of conventional design. Major structural systems were identified with assessment of structural efficiency, costproducibility, fail-safety, safety, reliability, maintainability, survivability, and crashworthiness. In addition, risk and feasibility assessment of the advanced structural systems was conducted.