Accession Number:

AD0758398

Title:

Inertia Measuring Equipment Design Study,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CORNELL AERONAUTICAL LAB INC BUFFALO N Y

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

164.0

Abstract:

A practical method of measuring all moments and products of inertia of aircraft weighing up to 300,000 pounds was devised. Designs and specifications for the required equipment and instrumentation are presented. The measurement technique employs forced oscillation of a large platform upon which the aircraft is rigidly mounted. Forces and moments acting on the aircraft are resolved and summed in an orthogonal coordinate system during oscillation about each of three fixed axes. These data and the time-history of the motion are used to compute the moments and products of inertia. Author Modified Abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE