Torsion box skin completed

June 2011

On June 10th 2011, the TAPAS torsion box demonstrator skin was shipped from Hoogeveen to the Fokker Aerostructures Papendrecht facility. The skin was manufactured successfully in May of 2011. It will be instrumented with strain gauges and optimcal fibres for SHM and then assembled into a torsion box.  A full scale static, dynamic and damage tolerance test campaign will start later in 2011 at the Dutch Aerospace Laboratory.
The fuselage demonstrator will be manufactured in the first half of 2012.

Fiber placed torsion box demonstrator skin

First torsion box skin

Butt joint stiffened torsion box skin