Cumulative Structural Damage Testing.
NAVAL WEAPONS CENTER CHINA LAKE CA
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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
- Surface Transportation and Equipment
- Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support