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Development of a metal-clad advanced composite shear web design conceptAn advanced composite web concept was developed for potential application to the Space Shuttle Orbiter main engine thrust structure. The program consisted of design synthesis, analysis, detail design, element testing, and large scale component testing. A concept was sought that offered significant weight saving by the use of Boron/Epoxy (B/E) reinforced titanium plate structure. The desired concept was one that was practical and that utilized metal to efficiently improve structural reliability. The resulting development of a unique titanium-clad B/E shear web design concept is described. Three large scale components were fabricated and tested to demonstrate the performance of the concept: a titanium-clad plus or minus 45 deg B/E web laminate stiffened with vertical B/E reinforced aluminum stiffeners.
Document ID
19740053085
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Laakso, J. H. (Boeing Aerospace Co. Kent, Wash., United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1974
Subject Category
MACHINE ELEMENTS AND PROCESSES
Meeting Information
National Symposium and Exhibition(Buena Park, CA)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS1-10860
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other