Development of a Ten Year Emerging Metallic Structures Technology (EMST) R&D Roadmap

The objective of the project will be to address certification and continued airworthiness issues arising from the use of emerging metallic materials and construction methods (new aluminum alloys--e.g., aluminum lithium; new production processes--e.g., friction stir welding; advanced metallic hybrids, Glare, bonded structure) increasingly being used for aircraft structures by development of a 10 year roadmap for the research and development required to assure future airworthiness of these advanced structural materials. This proposal will provide the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with data collected from various sources to understand the durability and damage tolerance performance of these emerging technologies, and determine the applicability of existing regulations and regulatory guidance material. The approach of this proposal will be to outline a roadmap to leverage existing FAA resources with those of industry, to ensure safe implementation of emerging technologies in aircraft products.

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    • Program Information: Aviation Grants


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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:

    Wichita State University

    1845 Fairmount
    Wichita, KS  United States  67260
  • Start Date: 20110810
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120809
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30151

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01569542
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 2011-G-013
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 15 2015 1:01AM