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Guy Hellard

Composites in Airbus
A Long Story of Innovations and Experiences

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Composites in Airbus
Table of Content
1. Market Situation and Industrial Composite Applications 2. A350 Structures

3. Conclusions

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Composites in Airbus
Table of Content
1. Market Situation and Industrial Composite Applications

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A step by step gain of composite experience
Composites Introduction • Within primary structures

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1980

1990

2000
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A step by step gain of composite experience
Composites Introduction • Within primary structures
V10F + Outer wing ATR72 + Outer wing A350XWB + Outer wing, Fuselage A380 + Rear Fuselage, Center Wing Box, Wing Ribs A340-600 + Rear Pressure Bulkhead, Keel Beam A400M + Cargo door, Outer wing

A330/A340 + HTP as fuel tank
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A320 + HTP, Flaps, Ailerons, Spoilers A310-300 Fin, Rudder, Elevators

Unique experience with more than 70 million FH cumulated
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A step by step gain of composite experience
Composite structure / Structure weight (%) … step by step approach…

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A350XWB

53%
A400 M

40

20

25%
A320 A330

A380-800

A340-600

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A310-300

1985 1988

1993

2002

2007

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Why Composites?
Technology introduction Design Manufacturing Use

Improve performances
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Lower production cost Quality robustness Reduce lead time

Reduce Lifecycle cost
(maintenance cost)

Achieved by trade-off Need to design for CFRP
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CFRP: Supply vs. Demand

• Main growth drivers: civil
aviation & wind power industries • Suppliers increase investment budgets • EADS demand to increase substantially beyond 2010

tons

EADS Carbon Fiber Demand

20.000

10.000

0 2005 2010 2015 2020

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How composites are manufactured?
• Single Part Production 1 Process Typical Manufacturing Wing Panel : CFRP Prepreg 1) Preparation of mould 2) Automatic tape laying 3) Stringer integration 4) Vacuum bagging

5) Curing
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6) Non destructive testing

7) Milling

8) Painting

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Industrialisation
Optimisation and assurance of processes
• From repair intensive CFRP • •
tool to Nickel-Alloy jig From manual tape laying to automated processes From manual 1-channel NonDestructive Testing (NDT) to automated multi-channel testing methods (192 channels) From manual drilling to automated processes on multi...
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