STP671

    State of the Art in Aircraft Loads Monitoring

    Published: Jan 1979


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    Abstract

    The paper summarizes current state-of-the-art equipment and techniques for the monitoring of loads during military aircraft operation. Monitoring systems are discussed which record strain, center-of-gravity motions, and control deflections, or the occurrence of selected load conditions. The raw data are reduced to sequences of stress peaks and troughs or to tabulations of peaks and coincident values of the recorded parameters. Finally, monitoring system cost estimates are provided for typical applications to individual aircraft tracking and loads and environmental spectra survey problems.

    Keywords:

    aircraft loads, aircraft structural integrity, data recording, fatigue tests


    Author Information:

    Clay, LE
    Research engineer, research statistician, and research engineer, University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton, Ohio

    Berens, AP
    Research engineer, research statistician, and research engineer, University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton, Ohio

    Dominic, RJ
    Research engineer, research statistician, and research engineer, University of Dayton Research Institute, Dayton, Ohio


    Paper ID: STP35863S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E08.04

    DOI: 10.1520/STP35863S


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