Accession Number : ADA221555
Title : A Review of Crashworthiness of Composite Aircraft Structures
Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICAL ESTABLISHMENT OTTAWA (ONTARIO)
Personal Author(s) : Poon, C.
Report Date : FEB 1990
Pagination or Media Count : 42
Abstract : A review of major research activities in North America with respect to the crashworthiness of composite aircraft structures was performed with the goal of identifying potential Canadian contribution to R&D areas where effort would be required to complement the on-going programs in the United States. Recommendations include a study on the effect of aircraft size on crashworthiness design requirements; the implementation of the KRASH code in Canada to establish commonality in analytical methods with major U.S. and European users; an investigation on the energy absorption capabilities of the design features for small aircraft containing composite and/or composite/hybrid structures; and a parametric study on the crashworthiness design of composite- to-composite and composite-to-metal joints.
Descriptors : *AIRCRAFT , COMPOSITE AIRCRAFT , METALS , UNITED STATES , PARAMETRIC ANALYSIS , SIZES(DIMENSIONS) , COMPOSITE MATERIALS , CANADA , COMPOSITE STRUCTURES , HYBRID SYSTEMS , NORTH AMERICA , JOINTS , ENERGY ABSORBERS , CRASHWORTHINESS , EUROPE , REQUIREMENTS
Subject Categories : AIRCRAFT
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE