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.
- Prepared in cooperation with Cessna Aircraft Co., Wichita, KS.
Lockheed-California Company2555 North Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA United States 91505
- WITTLIN, G
- Gamon, M A
- LaBarge, W L
- Publication Date: 1978-2
- Pagination: 424 p.
- TRT Terms: Airplanes; Attitude (Flight dynamics); Aviation safety; Correlation analysis; Crashes; Crashworthiness; Crushing; Deformation; Energy transfer; Fuel systems; Fuel tanks; General aviation aircraft; Impact tests; Instrumentation; Mathematical models; Scale models; Soil mechanics; Structural analysis; Structural mechanics; Test facilities; Test procedures
- Uncontrolled Terms: Aircraft safety; Structural response
- Old TRIS Terms: Crash resistance
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Bridges and other structures; Data and Information Technology; Energy; Geotechnology; Research; Safety and Human Factors; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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