Flight Dynamics Directorate (FDD) Research and Development for Aging Aircraft
Final rept. 29 Sep 93-31 Jan 94
CSA ENGINEERING INC PALO ALTO CA
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The current trend is for military and commercial aircraft to be used beyond their original design life as well as for a longer calendar time. To Support this trend structures research and development must include a focus on topics that will support aging aircraft. The identification of these RD topics included a review of the technical papers that were presented at the June 1993 Conferences of the International Conference on Aeronautical Fatigue ICAF and the 5th International Conference on Structural Airworthiness of New and Aging Aircraft ideas were also obtained from the USAF sponsored Aircraft Structural Integrity Program ASIP Conference held in November 1993. These RD topics have been grouped into six technical areas.