EMPENNAGE STRESS ANALYSIS REPORT
GENERAL ELECTRIC CO CINCINNATI OH ADVANCED ENGINE AND TECHNOLOGY DEPT
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This report presents the stress analysis of the Model XV-5A empennage. The structure analyzed includes the horizontal and vertical stabilizers, and the elevator and rudder. The analyses, which are intended to provide summary type information, include critical loading data computation of internal stresses and shears, and brief detailed analyses to find margins of safety of the major components. The empennage was successfully proof tested to limit load. Conditions F-12 and F-13 were combined to produce the critical symmetrical condition. The critical unsymmetrical rolling moment of condition AF-6 was applied during the fuselage unsymmetrical test condition. All loads are ultimate values, unless otherwise stated.
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