Accession Number:

AD0861956

Title:

Cumulative Structural Damage Testing.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

This report describes a method used to determine the degree of structural damage incurred by the Chaparral missile during road tests on the XM-370 self-propelled launcher at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Md. The investigation indicates that field-incurred fatigue damage can be measured using SN fatigue gages and that field damage can be related to laboratory-induced damage. Because it is not complicated, this method of equivalent-damage testing for measurement of fatigue damage opens a new dimension for product design and evaluation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Surface Transportation and Equipment
  • Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE