Accession Number:

ADA064156

Title:

A Study of the Effects of Aircraft Dynamic Characteristics on Structural Loads Criteria.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 77-Nov 78,

Corporate Author:

SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY INC HAWTHORNE CALIF

Report Date:

1978-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

246.0

Abstract:

The study reported herein examined the potential effects of aircraft dynamic characteristics on structural loads criteria. The study included an analysis of in-flight airframe failure accidents which occurred during a ten-year period, 1966-1975. A number of potentially contributing factors, including stability and control characteristics and handling qualities, were examined and correlated with the accident data. The study also covered a review of proposed criteria for continuous gusts and a comparison with existing discrete gust criteria. Problems in the selection of a turbulence penetration speed were also examined. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Commercial and General Aviation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE