Accession Number:

AD0654037

Title:

FLIGHT-MEASURED TURBULENCE IN THE NATO NATIONS,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

As atmospheric turbulence environment is one of the primary problem areas in military aircraft structure design, all available data on turbulence were surveyed. The major portion of the data was collected with instruments that record airspeed, altitude, and acceleration at the center of gravity plus elapsed time from takeoff although the instruments used in the various countries differ, the pertinent information is the same. The use of the discrete gust and the continuous turbulence concepts are discussed in relation to establishing the required spectra for both approaches. All data are reported by the individual countries Canada, Germany, Italy, France, United Kingdom, and the United States. In addition to the turbulence data, flight loads, commercial survey loads, ground loads, sinking speeds, and runway profile data were also surveyed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE