Accession Number:

AD0839441

Title:

QUANTITATIVE STRUCTURAL DESIGN CRITERIA BY STATISTICAL METHODS. VOLUME 1. A CRITIQUE OF PRESENT AND PROPOSED APPROACHES TO STRUCTURAL DESIGN CRITERIA

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr 1966-May 1967

Corporate Author:

ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL DOWNEY CA SPACEBUSINESSES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

157.0

Abstract:

Exploratory research, needed to develop quantitative structural design criteria for aerospace vehicles, has been conducted to relate the probabilistic nature of design, operational, and environmental experiences to the structural performance of aerospace vehicles. This design criteria is predicated on the concept of structural reliability. Volume I presents a critique of present and proposed approaches to structural design criteria. Volume II presents recommendations for a deterministic structural design criteria procedure based on statistical methods. This is a new procedure intended to overcome the problems associated with other structural design criteria procedures. The new procedure is demonstrated on the F-100 airplane by comparing the output of the computer program with actual service records. Volume III formulates two computer programs for the procedure and presents users instructions for the programs.

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE