DAMAGE-TOLERANCE PRACTICES APPLIED TO TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES
Modern jet transport aircraft structures, although certified in accordance with current regulations, have been designed using damage-tolerance practices which resulted in an excellent safety record. In spite of these practices unpredictable cracks and corrosion occur in service. The new regulations recognize these developments and place special emphasis on certification of damage-tolerant structures. Present damage-tolerance methods and procedures are discussed. Analytical methods are described which account for the upgrading of the new regulations.
- Prepared for SAE Meeting Nov. 27-30 1978.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- STONE, M
- Publication Date: 1978
- Pagination: 8 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
- TRT Terms: Aircraft; Airframes; Airworthiness; Alloys; Aluminum; Aluminum alloys; Analysis; Certification; Fatigue (Mechanics); Loss and damage; Panels; Stress corrosion; Stress cracking; Stresses; Structural analysis; Structural design; Structural materials; Tests for suitability, service and quality; Transport aircraft
- Old TRIS Terms: Corrosion cracking; Damage tolerance tests; Damage tolerant design; Structural panels
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Education and Training; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00194698
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 781021
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 13 1979 12:00AM