Patent Number: 8,574,391

Title: Method for joining a profiled first structural component to a second structural component

Abstract: The invention relates to a method for joining precured stringers to at least one structural component of an aircraft or spacecraft. A vacuum arrangement required for the joining is produced in two parts. In a first step, each precured stringer is covered in advance by a covering vacuum film. The stringers prepared in this manner are arranged on the structural component. Vacuum film strips are subsequently arranged in each case on adjacent stringers and over an intermediate space between the adjacent stringers. With the use of a vacuum sealing means, the vacuum film strips and the covering vacuum films 8 form a continuous vacuum arrangement. The stringers are subsequently joined under pressurization to the structural component with the use of this vacuum arrangement.

Inventors: Sander; Peter (Bremen, DE), Marquardt; Hans (Fredensbeck, DE), Lengsfeld; Hauke (Helmste, DE)

Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH

International Classification: B32B 37/10 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017