Accession Number:

ADA413644

Title:

Guidelines for the Development of Process Specifications, Instructions, and Controls for the Fabrication of Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

WICHITA STATE UNIV KS INST FOR AVIATION RESEARCH

Report Date:

2003-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

48.0

Abstract:

This document provides 1 a set of guidelines for the development of process specifications for the fabrication of continuous fiber-reinforced polymer composite laminate test panels used in the generation of mechanical properties and 2 an approach for the validation of composite fabrication processes used during the certification of composite aircraft structure. These guidelines were prepared by a team of industry experts. Guidelines are given based on processes and sound engineering practices currently used within the aerospace industry. This report is intended to advance the work that has been done through previous Federal Aviation Administration programs such as the Advanced General Aviation Transport Experiment. These programs have established methodology for developing statistical-based databases and their standardization. The guidelines found in this document are meant to be a documentation of current knowledge and application of sound engineering principles to the composite laminate fabrication process. It is envisioned that these guidelines would be used to develop process specifications work instructions planning sections within material specifications and certification and qualification test plans.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE