Advanced Metallic Air Vehicle Structure Program
Interim rept. no. 6, 22 Oct 1975-18 Apr 1976
GENERAL DYNAMICS FORT WORTH TX FORT WORTH DIV
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The Wing Carrythrough Structure WCTS has completed the first service life of fatigue testing. Structural problems were limited and consisted primarily of failed, cracked or loosened fasteners. During the down-time for the scheduled major inspection at one-life, design changes were incorporated in the WCTS to resolve the fastener problems. Design studies and related stress analyses were accomplished in support of fatigue testing problems. Analysis of data from full scale fatigue testing was accomplished, including comparison to predicted data. Additional stress analyses were accomplished where required to properly assess test data results.
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