Accession Number:

ADA488028

Title:

Future Directions for Structural Mechanics - Fundamental Research Issue

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Dec 2006-31 Aug 2008

Corporate Author:

PURDUE UNIV LAFAYETTE IN SCHOOL OF AERONAUTICS AND ASTRONAUTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2008-08-31

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

This effort had two goals 1 to identify emerging research and development areas in the areas of flight structures and materials systems important to the future of the U.S. Air Force and, 2 to define Grand Challenges that, if pursued, will provide future basic research programs that support Flight Structures development for the next half-century. Several distinct areas of research have been identified we developed an identification process that we recommend be used for the future efforts. These research areas and the procedure are described within the report.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Bionics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE