Accession Number:

AD0655046

Title:

DETERMINING THE ELECTRIC PARAMETERS OF AC CONDUCTORS FOR AIRCRAFT,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1960-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

Numerous measurements were made of the resistance and reactance of aircraft BPVL conductors of single or parallel connection of 2 to 5 conductors during a current flow through the skin or through an insulated neutral line. In these measurements, the cross sections of conductors were varied from 1 - 16 sq mm, the height of their suspension above the skin - from 0 - 80 mm, the spacing between the conductors - from 0 - 45 mm, the conductors length - from 1 - 2 m, and the metal skin structure was varied between that of an aileron and flap. Certain conclusions can be drawn from the above-established rules 1 The magnitude of r and x in aircraft conductors is influenced by the type of aircraft skin, the height of conductors suspension above the skin, and the type of conductors run single, forked, braided, etc.. 2 In designing of aircraft a-c networks, the magnitudes of resistance r and the reactance x should be determined by the following formula r r sub p delta r x x sub p delta x where r sub p and x sub p represent the conductors resistance and reactance proposed for an ideal conductivity of the skin delta r and delta x represent the corrections of conductors resistence, and reactance, which were computed experimentally for a given type of aircraft on the basis of the method cited above. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Electrical and Electronic Equipment

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE