Aircraft Crash Survival Design Guide. Volume 3. Aircraft Structural Crash Resistance
Final rept. Sep 1986-Aug 1989
SIMULA INC PHOENIX AZ
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This five volume publication has been compiled to assist design engineers in understanding the design considerations associated with the development of crash resistant U.S. Army aircraft. A collection of available information and data pertinent to aircraft crash resistance is presented, along with suggested design conditions and criteria. The five volumes of the Aircraft Crash Survival Design Guide cover the following topics Volume I - Design Criteria and Checklists Volume II - Aircraft Design Crash Impact Conditions and Human Tolerance Volume III - Aircraft Structural Crash Resistance Volume IV - Aircraft Seats, Restraints, Litters and CockpitCabin Delethalization and Volume V - Aircraft Postcrash Survival. This volume 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 crash resistance are discussed. Principles for crash-resistant 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 crash resistance are described.
- Military Aircraft Operations