Published: Jan 1986
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The paper shows how fracture mechanics can be used on data given in the accident report of the crash of a Boeing 707 at Lusaka to predict the fracture toughness of the material from which the cracked component was made, and to estimate the load transferred within the stabilizer by the arrest of this crack.
fracture, horizontal stabilizer, Boeing 707, crack modelling
Lecturer, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield,