A METHOD OF ANALYSIS FOR GENERAL AVIATION AIRPLANE STRUCTURAL CRASHWORTHINESS

The results of an effort to develop a method of analysis of the structural response of general aviation airplane subjected to a crash environment are presented. A review and evaluation of 8491 obtained from National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) tapes are presented. Eighteen (18) accident cases from the FAA Civil Aeromedical Institute (CAMI) files are discussed. The performance parameters and structural design characteristics associated with 61 general aviation airplane models are used to establish several airplane categories for light fixed-wing aircraft. An accident data computer program, developed by the Cessna Aircraft Company, is presented. The requirements for performing computerized crash analysis of general aviation airplanes during probable accident conditions are described.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Prepared in cooperation with Cessna Aircraft Co., Wichita, Kans.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Lockheed Aircraft Corporation

    2555 North Hollywood Way
    Burbank, CA  USA  91503
  • Authors:
    • WITTLIN, G
    • Gamon, M A
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

Media Info

  • Pagination: 317 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00147276
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-76-123 Final Rpt., LR-27698
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA75WA-3707
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 15 1977 12:00AM