Double Stud Cargo Fitting Research, Alternative Cargo Clip Design and Analysis
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CitationÇALIŞKAN, Cemil İrfan, Ebubekir KOÇ, Hamaid Mahmood KHAN & Mustafa Enes BULDUK. "Double Stud Cargo Fitting Research, Alternative Cargo Clip Design and Analysis." International Journal of Aviation, Aeronautics, and Aerospace, 6.5 (2019): 1-20.
In air transportation, fixing the cargo inside the aircraft is important in terms of both flight safety and operational process. Positioning and fixing of the cargo to the aircraft within a short period of time without any risk in terms of flight safety is carried out with the use of some apparatus and subsystems within the pre-determined rules. This fixation is carried out by covering the cargo loaded onto aluminium pallets. The connection of the net on the pallet is provided by metal apparatuses known as clip (Figure 1). These apparatuses are also referred to in the aerospace industry as cargo fitting, double stud cargo fitting. In this study, the design development process of these clips in the history of aviation design, the alternative clip design work we have done and the comparative analysis of this design will be discussed. Firstly, we will address our work on cargo clip in parallel with the historical development process. In this context, different systems and apparatus design studies from the 1950s until the present day will be examined in order to load and stabilize the cargo. In our review, the design development process of cargo clip, the formation of the standard product, with the patent images of the period will be detailed. In this patent review, cargo loading system designs for cargo aircraft and apparatus patent applications designed for cargo operations were utilized.