Primary Adhesively Bonded Structure Technology (PABST). Phase 3. Tooling, Fabrication and Quality Assurance
Final rept. Feb 1975-Jun 1979
DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO LONG BEACH CA
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The Primary Adhesively Bonded Structure Technology PABST programs overall objective was to demonstrate significant improvements in cost, integrity, and durability of primary fuselage structures using latest adhesive bonding techniques, materials, and processes. Accordingly, this document summarizes the findings during Phase III, Fabrication, and details highlights of the Manufacturing and Quality Assurance effort in the areas of Tooling and Fabrication. Construction of the Full Scale Demonstration Component FSDC provides important performance comparisons of various bond tools, surface preparation techniques, adhesives, primers, bagging approaches and inspection methods. The fabrication of large constant and non-constant section bonded panels for the FSDC also provided invaluable manufacturing experience established a natural testbed for validation of Phase II, Detail Design and yielded excellent feedback for advancement of the PABST technology in Engineering, Materials and Process, and Quality Assurance.
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