Accession Number : AD0828297

Title :   COMPARISON OF THEORETICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL STRESSES IN AN F8U-3 AIRPLANE WING LOADED IN TORSION.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Messerschmidt, Donald Bruce

Report Date : DEC 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 68

Abstract : The stresses near the root of an F8U-3 airplane wing loaded in torsion were found using the matrix-force method of analysis. The wing was represented by a simplified, idealized model consisting of axial-load carrying flange bars and shear carrying cover plates. The theoretical stresses in the idealized model were found by using the IBM 360/67 computer to solve for the redundant loads. These stresses show favorable comparison with the experimental stresses determined from strain gages mounted on the cover skin of the wing. This study shows that the matrix-force method is applicable to thick-skinned wings. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*JET FIGHTERS, SWEPTBACK WINGS), (*SWEPTBACK WINGS, STRESSES), TORSION, LOADS(FORCES), CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, BENDING, AIRFRAMES, SHEAR STRESSES, THICKNESS, STRAIN(MECHANICS), STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION.

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE