Accession Number : ADA257262


Title :   Structures Flight Test Handbook


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE FLIGHT TEST CENTER EDWARDS AFB CA


Personal Author(s) : Norton, William J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a257262.pdf


Report Date : Nov 1990


Pagination or Media Count : 301


Abstract : The Structures Flight Test Handbook was written principally as a training aid for new engineers assigned to the Air Force Flight Test Center (AFFTC), Edwards AFB, California. Experienced structural flight test engineers may find the hand book useful as a reference and resource guide only. The handbook is intended to provide a broad-brush overview of the many disciplines encompassed by the structures flight test field. It provides the basic knowledge and introduction required for the new engineer to become productive in the briefest time possible. It assumes knowledge of at least undergraduate engineering concepts. Underlying assumptions, applicable standards and regulations, common testing approaches, rules of thumb, and examples are provided in each area. Development or equations are minimized with specific references to readily available texts or handbooks provided for those who need to develop a more complete understanding of the supporting mathematics.


Descriptors :   *FLIGHT TESTING , AIR FORCE TRAINING , HANDBOOKS , STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING


Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Information Science


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE