Development of stitched/RTM primary structures for transport aircraft
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Published by National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Research Center, National Technical Information Service, distributor in Hampton, Va, [Springfield, Va .
Written in English


  • Aircraft construction materials.,
  • Aircraft design.,
  • Airframes.,
  • Composite materials.,
  • Composite structures.,
  • Fuselages.,
  • Resin transfer molding.,
  • Wings.

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Edition Notes

StatementArthur V. Hawley.
SeriesNASA contractor report -- 191441., NASA contractor report -- NASA CR-191441.
ContributionsLangley Research Center.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 v.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL15414588M

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