Accession Number : AD0828262

Title :   EXPERIMENTAL ANALYSIS OF A PLASTIC MODEL MULTICELL CANTILEVER BOX BEAM WITH 30 DEGREE SWEEP.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Sheler, James A.

Report Date : DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 60

Abstract : An experimental analysis of a plastic model four-cell swept back wing is presented. The model is cantilevered with a massive root rib oriented 60 degrees with the spars. Three other ribs are located perpendicular to the spars. The results were compared with results previously obtained from tests performed on an aluminum alloy model of the same structure. Spanwise stresses and deflections compared very well. Considerable error was observed in chordwise stresses and shear stresses due to lack of joint duplication at the root rib and a difference in Poisson's Ratio between the two materials. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SWEPTBACK WINGS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES), (*CANTILEVER BEAMS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES), JOINTS, THESES, MODEL TESTS, SHEAR STRESSES, DEFLECTION, ACRYLIC RESINS, EXPERIMENTAL DATA, POISSONS RATIO, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Structural Engineering and Building Technology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE