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Patent Number

2,090,038

Application Date

10/17/1934

Issue Date

8/17/1937

Publication Date

8-17-1937

Country of Publication

United States

Description

This invention relates generally to the construction of aircraft and more particularly to the construction of aircraft of the aeroplane type. It is the general object of my invention to provide an improved construction for certain structural elements, such as the planes and body or fuselage of an aircraft, by which construction the strength and rigidity of said parts will be maintained or increased, while the weight of the parts may be substantially reduced. A more specific object of my invention is to provide thin hollow structural members in an aircraft, which hollow members are maintained under substantial internal pressure and are effectively stiffened thereby. By such construction I am able to use frame elements of very high tensile strength and of corresponding thinness, while at the same time maintaining the necessary stiffness and rigidity.

Keywords

aircraft, aircraft construction, aeroplane, structural elements of aircraft, fuselage

Disciplines

Aerospace Engineering | Aviation | Mechanical Engineering

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

Type

article

Aircraft Construction


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