Interface thermal conductance of twenty-seven riveted aircraft joints

Martin E. Barzelay, George F. Holloway
naca-tn-3991
Jul 1957


Twenty-seven structural joint specimens of 2024-T3 and 2024-T4 aluminum alloy consisting of a T -stringer riveted to a 10- by 10-inch skin surface were tested under simulated aerodynamic heating with no external loading applied. Interface thermal conductance was determined from local transient -temperature records.

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