Advanced Metallic Air Vehicle Structure Program
Interim rept. no. 5, 16 Dec 1974-21 Oct 1775
GENERAL DYNAMICS FORT WORTH TX FORT WORTH DIV
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This report covers the final stages of manufacture of the wing carry through structure WCTS, mating of the WCTS to the upper test structure, completion of the hardware and software elements of the test set-up leading to an operational test system, and start of the fatigue test program of the AMAVS WCTS. Included are design and analysis supporting the WCTS manufacture, mating task, and test system preparation activities. Also included is the analytical task of incorporating updated loadsspectrum data from Rockwell International RI into the AMAVS program. Following completion of the test system, operational checkouts were accomplished and strain surveys for the existing load conditions were made. The updated loadsspectrum data was then incorporated, further system check-outs made, and the fatigue test was started on 21 October 1975.