Designing and Fabricating Aircraft Structures with Filamentary Composites 680313
To realize the value of filamentary composite materials the establishment of an entirely new design and fabrication philosophy is required. The new design philosopies which are to be established must have as their prime objectives lower cost fabrication techniques and the application of directional properties. The greater freedom provided the aircraft structures design engineer with filamentary composite materials requires the establishment of an entirely new design cycle. The development of just such new design concepts and techniques for an aircraft lifting surface is the subject of this paper.