1990-09-01

Advanced Materials and the Pivoting Door Reverser 901986

HUREL-DUBOIS patented a new concept of thrust reverser in 1981 known as “the door forward reverser”. It gives numerous advantages over the conventional cascade reverser, and in particular is inherently lighter. The extensive use of advanced materials has allowed a highly competitive weight to be achieved.
This paper describes the work currently under way for the pivoting door reverser for the ROLLS-ROYCE Trent engine and covers:
Thrust Reverser door structure predominantly in composite.
Acoustic treatment with composite sandwich.
IFS design with carbon bismaleimide material This reverser will be used on MD11 and Airbus A330 aircraft.

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