Evolution of U.S. Military Aircraft Structures Technology

D. Paul, L. Kelly, V. Venkayya, Thomas Hess
2002 Journal of Aircraft  
A survey of the major structures technology developments that have in uenced modern aircraft design is presented. The authors' perspectives on the key materials and design concepts that are presently driving U.S. Air Force and Navy military airframes are presented. The current focus of research and development (R&D) structural development resources and the reasons for this focus are addressed. Some thoughts on how to approach future designs are provided, and the structures technologies that are
more » ... expected to be the focus of future R&D efforts are identi ed.
doi:10.2514/2.2920 fatcat:cywplqt44ffwxihjogrqvpebhu