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A Composite Rotor Shaft for the Chinook

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Abstract:

A composite center section for a Chinook aft rotor shaft was designed, fabricated and tested. This component represents a major composites application in a primary load path element subjected to a fatigue environment. Advantages of composites include a 200 percent life inerease and a 20 percent weight reduction.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4050/JAHS.29.54

Affiliations: Boeing Vertol Company, Philadelphia, Pa.

Publication date: July 1, 1984

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  • The Journal of the American Helicopter Society is the world's only scientific journal dedicated to vertical flight technology. It is a peer-reviewed technical journal published quarterly by AHS International and presents innovative papers covering the state-of-the-art in all disciplines of rotorcraft design, research and development. (Please note that AHS members receive significant discounts on articles and subscriptions.)

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