Accession Number:

ADA024662

Title:

Advanced Helicopter Structural Design Investigation. Volume I. Investigation of Advanced Structural Component Design Concepts

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 1974-May 1975

Corporate Author:

BOEING VERTOL CO PHILADELPHIA PA

Report Date:

1976-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

376.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE