Accession Number:

ADA415170

Title:

Impact of Parameter Accuracy on Aircraft Structural Integrity Estimates

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Aug 2000-1 May 2001

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLORADO SPRINGS CO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

177.0

Abstract:

This report documents work performed to quantify the effect of various Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics LEFM parameters and material properties on the life of aircraft structures. Automated computer methods were used to perform life comparisons using the Air Force crack growth life prediction software, AFGROW.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE