Accession Number:

AD0404510

Title:

AN INVESTIGATION OF THE LANDING LOADS EXPERIENCED BY THE A4D-2 AIRPLANE DURING FLIGHT TESTS AND DROP TESTS AND A COMPARISON WITH THEORY

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO LONG BEACH CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

128.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE