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ARP6256 - Engineering Design and Fabrication with Magnesium Alloys

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Document Number: ARP6256
Project Initiation: 04-20-2012
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Sponsor Name: Bruce Davis
Title
Engineering Design and Fabrication with Magnesium Alloys
Scope
Magnesium is the lightest of engineering metals and can be used to reduce weight in many aerospace applications. This ARP provides guidance for its use and fabrication for aerospace engineering solutions in aircraft seats and potentially other aircraft payload area applications
Rationale
The use of magnesium in aircraft seat production has been hindered by specification and regulation. There are developments with the SAE and regulatory organizations to remove these restrictions thus allowing magnesium usage in this and potentially other payload areas of the aircraft. Due to the existing restrictions, information on the engineering and fabrication of magnesium alloy components is not available. This ARP has been requested by the SAE Aircraft Seat Committee to help define these design and fabrication best practices. This document is in support of AIR6160, 'Magnesium Alloys in Aircraft Seats - Developments in Magnesium Alloy Flammability Testing.
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