A STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF AIRCRAFT DYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS ON STRUCTURAL LOADS CRITERIA

The study examines the potential effects of aircraft dynamic characteristics on structural loads criteria. The study included an analysis of in-flight airframe failure accidents which occurred during a ten-year period, 1966-1975. A number of potentially contributing factors, including stability and control characteristics and handling qualities, were examined and correlated with the accident data. The study also covered a review of proposed criteria for continuous gusts and a comparison with existing discrete gust criteria. Problems in the selection of a turbulence penetration speed were also examined. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Systems Technology, Incorporated

    13766 South Hawthorne Boulevard
    Hawthorne, CA  United States  90250

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Stapleford, R L
    • DiMarco, R J
  • Publication Date: 1978-11

Media Info

  • Pagination: 246 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191389
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-78-155 Final Rpt., STI-TR-1099-1
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA77WA-3936
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM