STP714

    Evaluating Spectrum Effects in U.S. Air Force Attack/Fighter/Trainer Individual Aircraft Tracking

    Published: Jan 1980


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    Abstract

    The results of an analysis performed to evaluate damage rates at several locations in an airplane structure subjected to usage variations are presented. The results reveal not only the response of several locations to spectra variations, but also the correlation of damage rates at remote locations with the damage rate of a reference location.

    Keywords:

    fracture mechanics, damage index, spectrum variables, damage tolerance, fatigue (materials), crack propagation


    Author Information:

    Larson, CE
    Senior engineering specialist, senior engineering manager, and senior engineering specialist, Vought Corporation, Dallas, Tex.

    White, DJ
    Senior engineering specialist, senior engineering manager, and senior engineering specialist, Vought Corporation, Dallas, Tex.

    Gray, TD
    Senior engineering specialist, senior engineering manager, and senior engineering specialist, Vought Corporation, Dallas, Tex.


    Paper ID: STP27491S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.04

    DOI: 10.1520/STP27491S


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