IMPACT RESISTANT AND DAMAGE TOLERANT AIRCRAFT FUSELAGE

  • US 20130099057A1
  • Filed: 12/29/2011
  • Published: 04/25/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/21/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. Aircraft fuselage section (32) subjected to impacts of external bodies, the aircraft fuselage having a curved shape with at least a vertical symmetry plane (A-A) and a central longitudinal axis and comprising a skin (35) and a plurality of frames (37) arranged perpendicularly to said longitudinal axis (33), characterized in that also comprises at least an inner reticular structure (51, 53) mounted on a supporting structure (41, 43) comprising longitudinal beams (39) attached to the skin (35) and interconnected with said frames (37), said inner reticular structure (51, 53) being arranged for creating at least one closed cell (75) with the skin (35) for improving its resistance and its damage tolerance to said impacts.

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