Accession Number:

ADA109829

Title:

Acoustic Measurements of F-16 Aircraft Operating in Hush House, NSN 4920-02-070-2721

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May-Sep 1981

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE WRIGHT AERONAUTICAL LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Report Date:

1981-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

110.0

Abstract:

The primary of this test program was to measure the acoustic environment in the hush house facility located at Kelly Air Force Base, Texas, during operation of the F-16 aircraft to ensure that aircraft structural acoustic design limits were not exceeded. The acoustic measurements showed that no sonic fatigue problems are anticipated with the F-16 aircraft aft fuselage structure during operation in the hush house. The measured acoustic levels were less than those measured in an F-16 aircraft water-cooled hush house at Hill AFB, but were increased over that measured during ground run-up. It was recommended that the acoustic loads measured in this program should be specified in the structural design criteria for aircraft which will be subjected to hush house operation or defining requirements for associated equipment. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
  • Acoustics
  • Jet and Gas Turbine Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE