Accession Number:

ADA076373

Title:

Feasibility Study of a Cost-Effective Composite Materials Maximum Performance Escape System Seat.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May-Sep 78.

Corporate Author:

BUDD CO FORT WASHINGTON PA TECHNICAL CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

69.0

Abstract:

Ejection seats used in military aircraft are traditionally fabricated with sheet metal, formed or riveted into a bucket structure. Using conventional metal materials has several drawbacks, namely, high initial production costs required by complexity of manufacture, relatively short service life due to environmental exposure and high maintenance costs. Under the U.S. Navys continuing search for improved escape systems, it is required to explore the potential of using advanced state-of-the-art materials to reduce or eliminate these drawbacks. Composite materials andor a combination of composite and aluminum are explored in this study and appear feasible. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE