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Centre Joint Concept for a Torsion Box

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000236499D
Publication Date: 2014-Apr-30

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For HTPs in which the upper and lower covers are continuous along the span of the HTP, a new solution for a central joint is proposed. This invention is applicable to any lifting surface even though the example illustrated is based on a horizontal stabiliser design. The invention proposes a torsion box joint concept that replaces the mentioned I-shape central rib. This centre box joint has a square-shape and lower and upper walls whose shape must adapt to the curvature of the skin right at the centre of the box