Accession Number:

ADB205094

Title:

Development of Analytical Techniques for Calibration of F/A-18 Horizontal Stabilator and Wing Fold Strain Sensors.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1995-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

Two nominally independent analytical calibration techniques have been developed for each of the FA-18 horizontal stabilator and wing fold Maintenance Signal Data Recording Set MSDRS sensors. Repeatable and consistent results over different flying periods, with good statistical correlation values, were achieved for the candidate RAAF aircraft considered. Scaling factors were also calculated for Canadian Forces aircraft used in the International Follow On Structural Test Program spectra development. These techniques will enable scale factors, defined as the ratio of the responses between two gauges positioned at nominally identical locations on different aircraft, to be calculated using operational MSDRS data. These results will allow comparisons to be made between aircraft in terms of operational usage or agamst fatigue test results. MM

Subject Categories:

  • Aerodynamics
  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Mechanics
  • Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE