Analytical and Experimental Studies on Airworthiness and Sustainment of Aircraft Structures

The objective of the project is to continue the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-Drexel Fellowship Research Program, between the FAA's William J. Hughes Technical Center (FAA-TC) and Drexel University, for a new three-year period. The purpose of this program is to promote a joint collaboration between the FAA professional personnel and Drexel faculty and graduate students, performing experimental and analytical investigations on subjects that are directly related to airworthiness and sustainment of aircraft structures. The five tasks they will put emphasis on are: (1) Bonded Patch Repair of Full-scale Curved Fuselage Panels; (2) Metal Bond Robustness Study; (3) Effectiveness of Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting Aircraft Skin Penetrating Nozzles on Aircraft Composites; (4) Evaluation of Fire Fighting Powered Cutting Tools on Aircraft Skin Composites; and (5) Damage Tolerance Study of Pultruded Rod Stitched Efficient Utilized Structure.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Program Information: Aviation Grants Program


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  • Status: Active
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    William J. Hughes Technical Center, Atlantic City International Airport
    Atlantic City, NJ  United States  08405
  • Project Managers:

    Bakuckas, John

  • Performing Organizations:

    Drexel University

    3141 Chestnut Street
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19104
  • Start Date: 20100809
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130808
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30136

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01477987
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 2010-G-016
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Apr 13 2013 1:00AM