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Innovative light metallic and thermoplastic airframe section full scale testing

The topic deals with the full scale testing of three airframe section demonstrators: two metallic fuselage panels incorporating newly developed Al-Li Alloys and related manufacturing methods, welding and chrome free surface treatments technologies, and a thermoplastic fuselage panel with an integrated stiffening structure.
The main activities concern the preparation of test adaptation hardware, instrumentation and data acquisition and test of the two fuselage structures. Deformation measurements by novel techniques are required in order to provide accurate onset prediction of failure. Test prediction stress analysis and data processing and evaluation shall be performed.
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