INSTRUMENTATION FOR PROPELLER BLADE VIBRATION FLIGHT AND GROUND TESTING

The need for in-flight propeller stress measurements has been evident for the last three decades. This report documents the various instrumentation systems, methods, and techniques particularly suited to this purpose. The stress measurement process, in general terms, is considered with a more detailed description of the various options available to transmit signals from the propeller to the airframe. The procedures with which the transmitted signals may be recorded, processed, and reduced to meaningful information are presented with an assessment of their relative merits. An in-depth description of strain gage installation techniques is presented, depicting short- as well as long-term all-weather installations, heretofore uncommon in the state-of-the-art. Further discussion is addressed to electronic data processing and a typical flight test profile.

  • Corporate Authors:

    National Aviation Facilities Experimental Center

    Federal Aviation Administration
    Atlantic City, NJ  USA  08405
  • Authors:
    • BARILE, A J
  • Publication Date: 1975-8

Media Info

  • Pagination: 78 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00092987
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-NA-74-42 Final Rpt., FAA-RD-75-83
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1976 12:00AM