CERTIFICATION-COMPLIANCE DEMONSTRATION BY FLIGHT OR SIMULATION?
This paper, based primarily on the development and certification of the Lockheed L-1011, concludes that increased simulation to show compliance is not only possible but in many instances is cost effective as well. This conclusion is based on a review of the requirements set down by FAR 25, the methods used to certify the L-1011 and the relative costs of compliance demonstration by flight testing and simulation. The present industry trend towards the derivative aircraft is making the argument for increased simulation for certification even stronger. The data base for the baseline aircraft has usually been well established by the time the derivative comes from the drawing board. Thus simulation, with supporting flight test, may well be the most cost effective means of certification.
- For Meeting held May 1-4, 1978.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Archibald, D M
- Publication Date: 1978
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 9 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
- TRT Terms: Acceptance tests; Aerospace industry; Aircraft; Certification; Flight simulators; Flight tests; Mathematical models; Testing
- Identifier Terms: Lockheed L-1011 aircraft
- Uncontrolled Terms: Flight simulation; Models
- Old TRIS Terms: Aircraft certification; Aircraft flight simulation; Aircraft flight testing
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Education and Training; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00188591
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780549
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM