GUST RESPONSE ANALYSES FOR TEN GENERAL AVIATION AIRCRAFT USING A TWO-DEGREE-OF-FREEDOM POWER SPECTRAL TECHNIQUE

A power spectral technique for estimating gust loads on aircraft is presented, applied to ten general aviation aircraft and the results compared with those obtained by other methods. The technique used employs two-degree-of-freedom models of the longitudinal and lateral aircraft motions due to atmospheric turbulence. The results of this technique are compared with those obtained using Peele's method and simpler one-degree-of-freedom models. The primary conclusion is that this new method would be a useful design tool for the small aircraft manufacturer with access to a digital computer. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Aeronautical Research Associates of Princeton

    50 Washington Road, P.O. Box 2229
    Princeton, NJ  United States  08540

    Federal Aviation Administration

    Systems R&D Service, 800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Williamson, G G
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

Media Info

  • Pagination: 154 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00191390
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-RD-78-117 Final Rpt., ARAP-344
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FA77WA-3972
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: May 26 1979 12:00AM