Double-Walled Pipe with Integrated Heating Capability for an Aircraft or Spacecraft
The present invention pertains to a double-walled pipe (10) with integrated heating capability for an aircraft or spacecraft (100). The double-walled pipe (10) comprises a pipe body (1) being rigidly formed from plastic in one piece with an inner wall (2), with an outer wall (3) and with a plurality of wall supports (4), the wall supports (4) connecting the inner wall (2) to the outer wall (3), the inner wall (2) and the outer wall (3) defining an intermediate space (5). The double-walled pipe (10) further comprises an electrically conductive coating (6) surrounding the inner wall (2) within the intermediate space (5) and being configured to heat up under application of an electric current such that heat is transferred to the inner wall. The invention further pertains to a method for manufacturing a double-walled pipe (10) of this type using an additive manufacturing or 3D printing technique.
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Published patent application
Disclosure date: 04-21-2015
Publication date: 10-26-2016
Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH, DE
Inventor: KOEHLER MAGNUS, DE; KOLARSKI ROBERTINO, DE; SCHEIDT ALEXANDER, DE
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