Accession Number:

ADP005765

Title:

Structural Design Requirements for Aircraft Incorporating Active Control Technology,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1988-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

This paper considers the special structural design and certification requirements that are needed for military aircraft incorporating Active Control Technology ACT. UK requirements are introduced which cover static strength, fatigue performance aeroelasticity, and the need to assess the influence of modifications to ACT software. The requirements draw attention to the essential role of flight load measurements undertaken during both development and operational flying in the process of structural substantiation.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE