Helicopter Operational Loads Spectrum and Design Criteria
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)
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Realistic helicopter design criteria benefits the operational capability of helicopters by reducing the possibility of over or under design. Better performance and reliability are possible while achieving increased operational availability and reduced maintenance requirements when design criteria reflect more truly the actual operational conditions of significance in establishing design criteria in a realistic mission load spectra. Helicopter loads programs have proceeded along three complementary lines loads prediction techniques, mission spectrum development, and loads measurement. The results of this effort are currently being used to construct mission profiles for the next generation designs for these aircraft.
- Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
- Transport Aircraft