Advanced Metallic Air Vehicle Structure Program
Interim rept. no. 4, 16 Jun-15 Dec 1974
GENERAL DYNAMICS FORT WORTH TX FORT WORTH DIV
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This report covers the manufacture of the wing carry through structure and the test fixture structure during the latter portion of Phase III, Fabrication. Included are design and analysis in support of manufacture and additional material testing, component testing and manufacturing research and development work funded as a part of the Credible Option added task. All detail parts and subassemblies for the wing carry through structure WCTS are complete. Final assembly of the WCTS is progressing on schedule toward a 31 January 1975 completion date. After final assembly of the WCTS the remaining strain gages will be installed and the dummy wing will be prefit prior to shipment to AFFDL FBT at WPAFB. Manufacture of all elements of the test fixture is substantially complete. The test fixture base is reassembled at WPAFB. The forward upper test fixture structure is at AFFDLFBT at WPAFB being reassembled. The aft upper test fixture structure is being disassembled at Fort Worth in preparation for an early January 1975 delivery to WPAFB. The Advanced Metallic Air Vehicle Structure AMAVS Program is progressing on schedule toward a May 1975 start of testing in the Structural Test Facility at WPAFB. Fifteen months of static, fatigue and damage tolerance testing are planned.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods