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Aircraft structures

  • G. A. O. Davies (a1)


This article attempts to look forward in the field of aircraft structures, at what is likely to happen, and what current R&D is necessary to achieve this. It becomes clear that structural performance is always improving but that the main drivers are likely to be cost, both capital cost and in-service costs. The capital cost is likely to improve by reducing the design and development time as well as low-cost manufacturing. The use of all components of the synthetic environment are here playing an increasing role. The in-service costs will be reduced by more robust structures and better NDE to automate inspections and lengthen their intervals.



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Aircraft structures

  • G. A. O. Davies (a1)


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