AN INVESTIGATION OF THE LANDING LOADS EXPERIENCED BY THE A4D-2 AIRPLANE DURING FLIGHT TESTS AND DROP TESTS AND A COMPARISON WITH THEORY
DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO LONG BEACH CA
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An investigation was conducted for the purpose of evaluating the adequacy of simulating landing loads by airplane laboratory drop tests and for the purpose of determining the accuracy with which these loads may be calculated by means of a dynamic analysis. Curves are presented which compare ground loads obtained from airplane landings, airplane drops, and theoretical analyses. The computing program for the theoretical analysis and its required input data are described.
- Military Aircraft Operations