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A350 XWB Fuselage Progress

Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:32 pm

http://www.theage.com.au/photogaller...reamliner-rival/20100322-qpq4.html

Per the above link. an 18 foot composite section of the A350XWB is shown for testing. Was this for a drop test or for internal evaluation? What was learned from the mockup that can be shared?
 
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RE: A350 XWB Fuselage Progress

Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:58 pm

Quoting justloveplanes (Thread starter):
http://www.theage.com.au/photogaller...reamliner-rival/20100322-qpq4.html

Per the above link. an 18 foot composite section of the A350XWB is shown for testing. Was this for a drop test or for internal evaluation? What was learned from the mockup that can be shared?

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RE: A350 XWB Fuselage Progress

Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:59 pm

That is the second test barrel that was rolled out in August last year, the first test barrel was rolled out around mid 2008.

from http://www.flightglobal.com/articles...-fuselage-barrel-demonstrator.html

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"The tests performed on this barrel will mainly focus on the fatigue and damage tolerance of composite structures, the barrel being part of the certification of the aircraft," says Airbus.
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