28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-6.1.1
DESIGN, ANALYSIS AND MANUFACTURING OF A THERMOPLASTIC UD CF-PEEK SLAT
R. A. Keck, W. Machunze*, M. Kaden
DLR, Germany; *EADS IW, Germany
Keywords: cf-peek, high-velocity impact, bird strike, thermoplastic welding
Composite structures are increasingly being used within aircrafts, but not within impact endangered areas. In co-operation with DLR and EADS IW, a new advanced thermoplastic composite slat concept, based on the aerodynamic shape of an A340 outer slat, had been developed with the aim of minimizing weight and manufacturing costs.
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