Accession Number : ADA131036

Title :   Aircraft Fatigue - with Particular Emphasis on Australian Operations and Research.

Descriptive Note : Structures technical memo.,

Corporate Author : AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH LABS MELBOURNE (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Mann,J Y

PDF Url : ADA131036

Report Date : Apr 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 91

Abstract : This Technical Memorandum forms the basis for the 9th Plantema Memorial Lecture to be presented by the author at the biennial meeting of the International Committee on Aeronautical Fatigue (ICAF) at Toulouse, France in May 1983. It traces the history of aircraft structural fatigue until the establishment of the Aeronautical Research Laboratories in 1939, and then deals more specifically with Australian contributions in research and development from then until the present time. These reflect both the lead-the-fleet situation for civil aircraft within Australia and the desire to operate some military aircraft for lives well in excess of their original design lives.

Descriptors :   *Fatigue(Mechanics), *Flight loads, *Aircraft, Aircraft panels, Fuselages, Fatigue tests(Mechanics), Aviation accidents, History, Military aircraft, Commercial aircraft, Foreign technology, Australia

Subject Categories : Civilian Aircraft
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE