Accession Number:

ADA089104

Title:

Aircraft Crash Survival Design Guide. Volume III. Aircraft Structural Crashworthiness

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Sep 1977-Mar 1980

Corporate Author:

SIMULA INC TEMPE AZ

Report Date:

1980-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

272.0

Abstract:

This five-volume document has been assembled to assist design engineers in understanding the problems associated with the development of crashworthy U. S. Army aircraft. It includes not only a collection of available information and data pertinent to aircraft crashworthiness but suggested design conditions and criteria as well. Volume III contains information on the design of aircraft structures and structural elements for improved crash survivability. Current requirements for structural design of U. S. Army aircraft pertaining to crashworthiness are discussed. Principles for crashworthy design are presented in detail for the landing gear and fuselage subject to a range of crash conditions, including impacts that are primarily longitudinal, vertical, or lateral in nature and those that involve more complicated dynamic conditions, such as rollover. Analytical methods for evaluating structural crashworthiness are described.

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE