FULL SCALE CRASH TEST EXPERIMENTAL VERIFICATION OF A METHOD OF ANALYSIS FOR GENERAL AVIATION STRUCTURAL CRASHWORTHINESS

The results of the Task II effort to experimentally verify a method of analysis of the structural dynamics response of general aviation airplanes subjected to a crash environment are presented. Included in this report is a description of the preparation for the performance of four instrumented full-scale crash tests involving a single-engine, high wing type airplane. All crash testing was performed at the NASA Langley Impact Dynamics Research Facility (IDRF). The crash tests involved a wide range of impact attitudes and included one impact into a soil covered terrain.

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

    Lockheed-California Company

    2555 North Hollywood Way
    Burbank, CA  USA  91505
  • Authors:
    • WITTLIN, G
    • Gamon, M A
    • LaBarge, W L
  • Publication Date: 1978-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 424 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00176215
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-77-188 Final Rpt., LR-28306
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA75WA-3707
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM