Method of tracing contour patterns for use in making gradual contour resin matrix composites
The invention relates to methods for making alminate patterns for a resin matrix composite structural component. A sheet of paper is temporarily adhered to a model of the structrual component. A pen is positioned on the paper with a spindle touching the model surface opposite the pen. The pen and spindle are moved along the path that maintains the aforementioned contacts. The resulting line traced on paper is a model constant-thickness locus and provides a pattern for a single lamination of resin-impregnated fabric. The steps are repeated to make other patterns and each time the steps are repeated the distance between the tracer and the spindle is changed to correspond to the thickness of a lamination.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration Report
- Pub Date:
- May 1983
- Resin Matrix Composites;
- Stencil Processes;
- Engineering (General)