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The Design of Welded Components: Hints for Designers on Planning for Production

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 November 1939

Abstract

EVER since the beginning of aircraft construction sheet metal fittings have been made by means of oxy‐acetylene welding; usually in the form of fittings connecting parts of plywood fuselages or of wooden wings. Later, strut fittings followed in which U‐shaped sheets or flanges were welded to tubes. Control‐gear parts were made from tubes, bushes and sheet webs. Afterwards, whole fuselages and control components, such as tail plane structures and elevators, became welded tubular structures. All attachments required for engines, undercarriages, wings and installed components were welded up, according to the design practice preferred.

Citation

Rethel, W. (1939), "The Design of Welded Components: Hints for Designers on Planning for Production", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 11 No. 11, pp. 425-427. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb030571

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