Accession Number:

AD0768774

Title:

Methods for Reducing Vibrations of Equipment Mounted on Helicopter External Stores Stations.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY MISSILE COMMAND REDSTONE ARSENAL ALA GROUND EQUIPMENT AND MATERIALS DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-08-06

Pagination or Media Count:

57.0

Abstract:

Three designs for reducing the vertical oscillations induced in equipment mounted on the wings of AH-1G helicopters are submitted. A design for a variable stiffness spring to accommodate a change in the mass of the system to be isolated is presented. By use of an analog simulation of a dynamic absorber it is shown that a dynamic absorber is not satisfactory for small ratios of damper mass to system mass. An experimental program is formulated to determine the dynamic properties of a test fixture to be used in determining isolator effectiveness. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Helicopters
  • Rockets

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE