Accession Number : AD0745946

Title :   Atmospheric Turbulence Field Parameters Determination.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Neulieb,Robert L. ; Garrison,Jan N. ; Golden,Dennis J.

Report Date : APR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : A Newton-Raphson least squares percentage error method is developed for the determination of atmospheric turbulence field parameters. A correction function is proposed to deemphasize the effects of data points with low statistical confidence. The method is used on various sets of LO-LOCAT data to demonstrate the excellence of the curve fits obtained. Comparisons are made with other curve fits found in the literature. It is recommended that this method be adopted as the standard method for the determination of atmospheric turbulence field parameters. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, CURVE FITTING), (*GUST LOADS, AIRCRAFT), AERODYNAMIC LOADING, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, GRAPHICS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, CONFIDENCE LIMITS

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Atmospheric Physics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE