Accession Number:

ADB097092

Title:

Manufacturing Technology for Nonautoclave Fabrication of Composite Structures

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct-1 Apr 1984

Corporate Author:

ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL LOS ANGELES CA NORTH AMERICAN AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS

Report Date:

1985-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

300.0

Abstract:

This program established and demonstrated a generic curing technique for 177 C 350 F organic matrix composite structure which does not require use of an autoclave and which can be used to produce composite primary and secondary aircraft structure. This was accomplished by the fabrication of elements, a subcomponent, and a full-scale component representative of low-cost bomber wing and empennage primary structure, as well as the tracking of production costs, assessment of quality for all fabricated hardware, and preparation of preliminary and final material and process specifications. Keywords Graphite epoxy Nonautoclave process Load coupler Stub box CAP box Wing boxes Vertical stabilizer Moisture chamber Volatile formation Airframes BeamsStructural and Composite structures.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE