Accession Number:

ADA225029

Title:

Evaluation of Potential Damage to Unconventional Structures by Sonic Booms

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Nov 1988-Jan 1990

Corporate Author:

WYLE LABS EL SEGUNDO CA

Report Date:

1990-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

274.0

Abstract:

Supersonic operations of U.S. Air Force aircraft cause sonic booms which may be the source of damage to unconventional structures. This problem is addressed in this report by 1 a literature survey of damage prediction and damage assessment techniques for such structures 2 development of a statistical model for sonic boom overpressures with emphasis on supersonic operating areas SOAs employed for air combat maneuver training 3 development of an analytical model to predict the probability of damage 4 execution of a limited experimental program at White Sands Missile Range to evaluate response and potential damage of two unconventional structures in support of the prediction model and finally 5 definition of algorithms for use in the Air Force ASAN computer program for evaluation of the probability of damage to unconventional structures from sonic booms.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Humanities and History
  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE