Challenge purpose: Cost-effective lightweight design and tool-less manufacturing for an Air Intake duct of ECS application
About the challenge
Main section of application:
Main cross-cutting topics:
Manufacturing & assembly
Material supply & development
Scope of the challenge
The component proposed for the technological study in this project is the Air intake duct of the Environment Control System installed on the P180.
Manufactured as a welded assembly of formed thin sheets of austenitic stainless steel (AISI321), target weight as a new air intake made as monolithic carbon fibre laminate cured in autoclave, but with effective reduction manufacturing cost and increased flexibility if you have to change the (tool-less).