Accession Number : AD0694934

Title :   A GENERALIZED STUDY OF EA1F AIRCRAFT BRIDLE SHED MECHANISMS,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR ENGINEERING CENTER PHILADELPHIA PA ENGINEERING DEPT (SI)

Personal Author(s) : Siegel,M.

Report Date : 05 JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 168

Abstract : A study of bridle shedding phenomena is undertaken for the launching of the EA1F aircraft with steam catapult systems. A theoretical analysis is made of the basic mechanics of shedding phenomena, and the dynamics of the aircraft coupled to the catapult system in an effort to provide a base for interpreting several experimental studies underway. Various recommendations are given for improving the catapult system to reduce the probability of bridle shedding. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ELECTRONIC AIRCRAFT, *CATAPULTS), ATTACK BOMBERS, STEAM, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Bombers
      Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Patrol and Reconnaissance Aircraft
      Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE