Accession Number:

ADA064157

Title:

Gust Response Analyses for Ten General Aviation Aircraft Using a Two-Degree-of-Freedom Power Spectral Technique.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr 77-Apr 78,

Corporate Author:

AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATES OF PRINCETON INC N J

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

154.0

Abstract:

A power spectral technique for estimating gust loads on aircraft is presented, applied to ten general aviation aircraft and the results compared with those obtained by other methods. The technique used employs two-degree-of-freedom models of the longitudinal and lateral aircraft motions due to atmospheric turbulence. The results of this technique are compared with those obtained using Peeles method and simpler one-degree-of-freedom models. The primary conclusion is that this new method would be a useful design tool for the small aircraft manufacturer with access to a digital computer. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Commercial and General Aviation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE