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Design and Production of Large Light Alloy Forgings

C.W. Andrews (Douglas Aircraft Company)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 June 1954



THE contribution to higher performance can be accomplished by the structural designer in the development of greater efficiency in structure: (1) By the selection and distribution of material giving the maximum possible strength‐weight ratios; (2) by the elimination of joints and their inherent inefficiencies and eccentricities; (3) by greater refinement of analysis; (4) by the maximum utilization of testing to obtain efficiency in components which are difficult to analyse; (5) by the design of multi‐purpose instead of single‐purpose elements; (6) by proper consideration of the importance of external structure design to aerodynamic efficiency; and (7) by considering the importance of rigidity in the basic structure to dynamic efficiency.


Andrews, C.W. (1954), "Design and Production of Large Light Alloy Forgings", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 26 No. 6, pp. 185-200.




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