Development of fin for LCA using advanced composites

Subba Rao, M and Gowda, MNN (2002) Development of fin for LCA using advanced composites. Journal of the Aeronautical Society of India, 54 (2). pp. 106-108. ISSN 0001-9267

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    Because of their special and superior Structural properties advanced composites have attracted many airframe designers to use them. Apart from superior structural properties, these materials have the capability to get moulded to any complex shape. This property of composites need to be exploited for producing cost effective and superior structural parts. This as a main goal, co-curing concepts were developed by many airframe developers throughout the world. For the same reason, we also focused our efforts to develop this technology. In the co-curing concept unlike in metal construction, the sub-structure along with the skins is made in one operation. Keeping this as a main design driver, the fin for LCA was configured.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Military aircraft;Fighter aircraft;Composite structures; Aircraft design;Aircraft parts;Aircraft structures;Fins; Airframes;Aeronautics;India
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aircraft Design, Testing & Performance
    CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Composite Materials
    Division/Department: Advanced Composites Division, Advanced Composites Division
    Depositing User: Mr. Ravikumar R
    Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2006
    Last Modified: 26 Jul 2010 16:44

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