Accession Number:

ADA043469

Title:

Cast Aluminum Structures Technology (CAST). Phase I. Preliminary Design

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun 76-Feb 77

Corporate Author:

BOEING AEROSPACE CO SEATTLE WA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1977-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

The objective of CAST is to establish the necessary structural and manufacturing technologies and to demonstrate and validate the integrity, producibility, and viability of cast aluminum primary airframe structures. The baseline design is the AMST prototype YC-14 and the component selected was the Nose Landing Gear Support Bulkhead. Preliminary design activities are described that were aimed at the minimum goal of 30 acquisition cost savings with no weight penalty. Preliminary design data were developed, and a design recommended that could save 38 on cost and result in a 10-pound weight savings. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft
  • VSTOL
  • Metallurgy and Metallography
  • Fabrication Metallurgy

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE