Accession Number : ADA212606


Title :   Conference Proceedings of Energy Absorption of Aircraft Structures as an Aspect Crashworthiness (66th) Held in Luxembourg on 1-6 May 1988


Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a212606.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1988


Pagination or Media Count : 328


Abstract : Considerable effort has hitherto been devoted to crash avoidance, but relatively little to crash survivability. In certain regimes the risk of accident remains high, e.g. the low-altitude low-speed regime. There is a strong incentive to increase the prospects for occupant survival through improvements in airframe design. Information about structural behavior and characteristics under these conditions is very sparse and an exchange of information between the NATO nations is long overdue. At its sixty-sixth meeting, the Structures and Materials Panel held a conference of Specialists, the aim of which was to simulate an exchange of experience and development results. A further aim was to act as a focus for the discussion of those novel design philosophies which may be needed to provide the balance between survivability and function. This document contains the papers presented at that Meeting.


Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT , CRASH RESISTANCE , AIRFRAMES , SURVIVABILITY , FRANCE


Subject Categories : Aircraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE