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Production technologies for lightweight structures made from fibre–metal laminates in aircraft fuselages

Ucan, Hakan and Apmann, Hilmar and Graßl, Gregor and Krombholz, Christian and Fortkamp, Kai and Nieberl, Dorothea and Schmick, Fabian and Nguyen, Chinh and Akin, Deniz Nick (2018) Production technologies for lightweight structures made from fibre–metal laminates in aircraft fuselages. CEAS Aeronautical Journal (330), pp. 1-11. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/s13272-018-0330-3 ISSN 1869-5590

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Abstract

Ever-increasing air traffic is placing growing demands on the materials and production technologies for the commercial aircraft of the future, with researchers seeking to significantly reduce the weight of aircraft structures while maintaining the same manufacturing costs. In addition, concepts relating to one-off development and investment costs must also be taken into consideration in order to meet the requirements for cost-efficient aircraft development. The development of a new production chain that will allow automated fuselage production for future short-haul aircraft is the focus of the studies that make up the joint project AUTOGLARE. As part of the fifth call-up for the German Aeronautical Research Programme, DLR is working with its project partners Airbus Operations GmbH, Premium Aerotech AG and the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft to develop a production chain based on fibre–metal laminates as a material, thus allowing a scaling-up to 60 aircraft per month. The work involved in the AUTOGLARE project relates to stiffened fuselage panels (Airbus fuselage sections 13–18) (Muntane in An overview of commercial aircraft 2017–2018. DVB Aviation Research, 2016). In this study, the automated overall process chain is demonstrated using the baseline production technology created at the Technologiezentrum Nordenham, together with the alternative technologies developed at the DLR sites in Stade and Augsburg. In addition to a detailed explanation of the systems that were set up, this paper covers the planned tests, the completed demonstration models and the findings derived from them.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/122098/
Document Type:Article
Additional Information:Referierter Beitrag
Title:Production technologies for lightweight structures made from fibre–metal laminates in aircraft fuselages
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Ucan, HakanHakan.Ucan (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-5568-4564
Apmann, Hilmarhilmar.apmann (at) fh-muenster.deUNSPECIFIED
Graßl, Gregorgregor.grassl (at) fft.deUNSPECIFIED
Krombholz, ChristianChristian.Krombholz (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-1802-4110
Fortkamp, Kaikai.fortkamp (at) premium-aerotec.comUNSPECIFIED
Nieberl, Dorotheadorothea.nieberl (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schmick, Fabianfabian.schmick (at) fft.deUNSPECIFIED
Nguyen, ChinhChinh.Nguyen (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Akin, Deniz NickDeniz.Akin (at) heitec.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2564-0293
Date:27 September 2018
Journal or Publication Title:CEAS Aeronautical Journal
Refereed publication:Yes
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:Yes
In ISI Web of Science:No
DOI :10.1007/s13272-018-0330-3
Page Range:pp. 1-11
Publisher:Springer
ISSN:1869-5590
Status:Published
Keywords:FML, fuselage sections automated composite manufacturing, lay-up technologies ATL AFP, multi head pick and place technologies, inline quality assurance, one shot bonding, inductive prebonding of stringers
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:fixed-wing aircraft
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AR - Aircraft Research
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Structures and Materials
Location: Stade
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Composite Structures and Adaptive Systems
Institute of Structures and Design
Institute of Materials Research
Deposited By: Ucan, Dipl.-ing. Hakan
Deposited On:13 Nov 2018 09:38
Last Modified:13 Nov 2018 09:38

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