Accession Number:

ADP000021

Title:

Determination of Proof Load Criteria for the F-14 Arresting Gear Hook Shank,

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Corporate Author:

VOUGHT CORP DALLAS TX

Report Date:

1982-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

This paper describes a test and evaluation program on the F-14 arresting gear hook shank. The objective was to develop criteria based on analysis and test results, whereby the proof loadinspection interval and overall service life of the hook shank could be safely extended. Fracture mechanics techniques provided a method of assessing the significance of proof tests and correlating proof loads with remaining life under operating loads. The results of this program showed that a two-phase proof load axial followed by bending could extend the proof-test interval from 100 to 125 arrested landing cycles. In addition, the total service life could be extended from 1000 to an indeterminate number of arrestments. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE