Accession Number:

ADB812161

Title:

Stress Analysis of XB-36 Test Nacelle and Installation,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP FORT WORTH TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1943-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

98.0

Abstract:

Stress analysis is made of the engine stub wing of the XB-36 bomber. The report is subdivided into analyses of the engine mnount and of the wing structure. The mount is a welded Chrome-Moly tubular space frame work which carries the loads from the engine and accessories to the main wing fittings. The loads are then carried through welded steel fittings to two wing bulkheads which distribute the load to the wing structure. The basic wing structure consists essentially of a front and rear spar, and two chord trusses separated by truss type bulkheads at each station point. The coonstrution is of welded structural steel. The leading and trailing edge air loads are carried to the interspar bulkheads by means of plywood ribs which support wooden longitudinal stringers. The etire wing is covered with plywood, which in turn is covered with galvanized steel to obtain smoothness of airflow

Subject Categories:

  • Bombers

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE