Validation of New Gust Design Procedures for Military Transports
Final rept. 1 Mar-9 Nov 1973
LOCKHEED-GEORGIA CO MARIETTA
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AFFDL-TR-70-106, Design Manual for Vertical Gust Based on Power Spectral Techniques, outlines four procedures for design of aircraft for vertical gusts. Validation of these new gust design procedures for military aircraft is provided by application of these procedures to four military transports. Lockheed models C-130, C-141A, C-140, C-130, and C-5A provide the means to evaluate design gust response for a range of gross weights from 20,000 to 750,000 pounds and encompass design features such as straight and swept wings, prop jets, fan jets, and turbo jets. The four design procedures, each successively more detailed, are applied for each aircraft evaluation even though they may not be required. In practice, the design manual allows analysis conclusion upon successful completion of the less detailed procedures.
- Transport Aircraft