Results catalogue

The design technical target challenges the design of integrated stiffening of wing covers and panels. The innovation comes from designing the stringer to ensure that it meets the manufacturing requirements of an IML tooling philosophy. Upper Cover demo

Advances made in LOCOMACHS

Tapered Stringer Feet. Soften load transition and has better anti peel performance of traditional non tapered foot designs. (unproven in LOCOMACHS). Provides simplified surface for Rib Foot interface to Cover by elimination of joggle features).

Contribution to LOCOMACHS High Level Objectives

  • Design and manufacturing rules defined and validated
  • Increased use of tolerance and variation management
  • Reduced recurring costs of shimming operations
  • Reduced recurring costs of dismantling operations
  • Reduced recurring costs through increased automation
  • Reduced NDI/NDT lead time
Lead partner GKN
Other partner(s) DLR, NLR, IAI, TAI
Contact Paul Anderson
Applicability field(s) Accurate part manufacturing
Assembly automation
Assembly system simulations
Assembly tooling
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This information was last updated on 09/01/2015