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The Fourth AngloAmerican Aeronautical Conference

The Fourth AngloAmerican Aeronautical Conference This paper contains a broad discussion of some of the more important structural problems in high performance aircraft and some of the methods and materials currently available to the aircraft designer for their solution. The constant demand for refined design and advanced performance has brought new modes of failure and new prominence for classic phenomena such as thermal stresses, creep, nuclear radiation, fatigue, elastic effects and transient stresses. These phenomena are discussed and some observations on the means of coping with them are included. Manpower utilization, organizational refinements, computing machinery, flight load measurements, structural testing facilities and stress analysis data are the devices discussed from this standpoint. An imposing array of materials is at the disposal of the aircraft designer and new materials being developed to improve structural efficiency and to help in surmounting the difficulties of higher performance. High heattreated steel, 78ST, titanium and certain plastics are discussed briefly, and some potentialities for the future are mentioned. It is concluded that powerful tools are available to provide safe, efficient and practical structures for high performance aircraft and that structures can keep pace with developments in the science of flight. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology Emerald Publishing

The Fourth AngloAmerican Aeronautical Conference

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology , Volume 25 (10): 6 – Oct 1, 1953

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0002-2667
DOI
10.1108/eb032344
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Abstract

This paper contains a broad discussion of some of the more important structural problems in high performance aircraft and some of the methods and materials currently available to the aircraft designer for their solution. The constant demand for refined design and advanced performance has brought new modes of failure and new prominence for classic phenomena such as thermal stresses, creep, nuclear radiation, fatigue, elastic effects and transient stresses. These phenomena are discussed and some observations on the means of coping with them are included. Manpower utilization, organizational refinements, computing machinery, flight load measurements, structural testing facilities and stress analysis data are the devices discussed from this standpoint. An imposing array of materials is at the disposal of the aircraft designer and new materials being developed to improve structural efficiency and to help in surmounting the difficulties of higher performance. High heattreated steel, 78ST, titanium and certain plastics are discussed briefly, and some potentialities for the future are mentioned. It is concluded that powerful tools are available to provide safe, efficient and practical structures for high performance aircraft and that structures can keep pace with developments in the science of flight.

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Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace TechnologyEmerald Publishing

Published: Oct 1, 1953

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