Journal Published Online: 01 November 1976
Volume 4, Issue 6

Structural Tests of Aerodynamic Surfaces: A Systems Approach to Analysis and Design



One of the primary tasks in structural ground testing of aerodynamic surfaces is to resolve complex, curvilinear pressure fields into applied test loads. A systems approach is presented which optimally performs this analysis and integrates it with major subsequent phases of the engineering operation: specifically, correlation of actual/theoretical shear and moment curves, selection of loading pad geometry, test fixture analysis, and graphical display of the results. Computer programs are available to calculate these results rapidly using curve fitting and statistical methods modified for test data evaluation.

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Goldenberg, K
Albany Medical College, Albany, N.Y.
Pages: 7
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Stock #: JTE11372J
ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE11372J