Lightweight Low-Cost Damage Tolerant Thermoplastic Drive Shaft

Modified:  February 10, 2023 12:56 pm EST

This ballistic-tolerant composite helicopter driveshaft demonstrated successful ground testing on a helicopter; weight savings over aluminum exceeds 33%; technology maturity advanced to TRL 6+; demonstrated damage and ballistic tolerance; sustain damage and support flight loads; and demonstrated thermal (high and low) performance.
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