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Bond assisted single step assembly of aircraft structural components

Objective

This project aims at improving the "affordability" of aircraft by reducing recurring cost and non-recurring lead-time of components assembly. The BASSA "lean-manufacturing" concept will reduce the number of process steps. A room temperature curing adhesive with corrosion protection properties will be applied in a one-step assembly process. Parts are fixed by bonding and then drilled and joint with fasteners without disassembly and de-burring. This enables reduction and simplification of tooling. The strength of the bonded joint may lead to additional savings by reducing the number of fasteners. The process will be developed for application in three large families of structures: metal airfoils (e.g. control surfaces) , metal fuselage panels (shells) , and composite structures. Qualification will be performed on small-scale test specimen.

Coordinator

STORK FOKKER AESP BV
Address
Industrieweg 4
3350 AA Papendrecht
Netherlands

Participants (12)

AB GAM GRUPO SEGULA TECHNOLOGIES
Spain
Address
Avenida De Los Huetos, 79
01010 Vitoria (Alava)
CERTIM
France
Address
Technopole Izarbel
64210 Bidart
DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Netherlands
Address
1,Kluyverweg 1
2600 GB Delft
ELIGIO RE FRASCHINI S.P.A
Italy
Address
Via Xx Settembre, 85
20025 Legnano
FIBERTECNIC
Spain
Address
Portal De Gamarra 40
01013 Vitoria (Alava)
GAMESA DESARROLLOS AERONAUTICOS S.A.
Spain
Address
Leonardo Da Vinci 13, Parque Tecnologico De Alava
01510 Minano Mayor Alava
MANUFAX ENGINEERING LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
Cromer Street
SK1 2NP Stockport
MONTAJES AERONAUTICOS S.A
Spain
Address
Avenida De San Blas, 25
01170 Villareal De Alava
SONACA SA
Belgium
Address
Route Nationale Cinq
Gosselies
STICHTING NATIONAAL LUCHT- EN RUIMTEVAARTLABORATORIUM
Netherlands
Address
Anthony Fokkerweg 2
90502 Amsterdam
THRESHOLD INSPECTION AND APPLICATION TRAINING EUROPE BV
Netherlands
Address
Rechtzaad, 5
4703 RC Roosendaal
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
3,Plaza Cardenal Cisneros 3 Ciudad Universitaria
28040 Madrid