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A Swept Cantilever Box Beam with Two Spars and Skew Ribs: An Article based on a Department of Aircraft Design thesis prepared by the Author while studying at the College of Aeronautics

B.R. Noton, D.C.Ae., M.I.Ae.S., Grad.R.Ae.S., Grad.l.Mech.E. (Now employed in the Structures Department, The Aeronautical Research Institute of Sweden, Stockholm.)

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 July 1955

Abstract

A two‐spar cantilever box beam with forty‐five degrees sweep and oblique ribs placed parallel to the root clamping section was the subject of a series of static tests. Stress and strain distributions were determined, primarily in a region distant from the root and tip disturbances, to permit a stringent comparison with three well‐known swept wing theories and the simple theory of bending. Torsional and flexural stiffnesses were also measured and compared with these theories. The sequence of calculation for each method is presented and it is found that two of the theories provide accurate predictions of the stresses, strains and stiffnesses. The influence of rivet slip and rivet flexibility on the stiffnesses of the box is mentioned. As a secondary aim of the investigation, the distribution of normal and shear strain has been measured in the cover skin and spar webs at the root connexion. The design of swept box examined has been the subject of research in a number of establishments and a review of this other work is included.

Citation

Noton, B.R. (1955), "A Swept Cantilever Box Beam with Two Spars and Skew Ribs: An Article based on a Department of Aircraft Design thesis prepared by the Author while studying at the College of Aeronautics", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 27 No. 7, pp. 204-215. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb032573

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