Accession Number:

ADA102743

Title:

Fabrication and Demonstration of an Integrally Heated and Pressurized Mold System.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 79-Oct 80,

Corporate Author:

BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON FORT WORTH TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

111.0

Abstract:

The objectives of this research program are to reduce tooling costs for a composite tail rotor blade reduce bond cure cycle time spans and realize energy savings when compared to the conventional autoclave cure system. A thermally efficient mold bond insert and structure was designed and fabricated. Three bearingless tail rotor blades for a light helicopter were manufactured. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE