Accession Number : ADA288350

Title :   Flight in an Adverse Environment (Le Vol en Environment Hostile).

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)

PDF Url : ADA288350

Report Date : NOV 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 163

Abstract : The environment in which an airplane must operate is a major cause of aircraft accidents. This lecture series focuses on specific aspects of the environment, both natural and man-made, which are the major contributors to these accidents. These are as follows: Wake turbulence and the generation of trailing vortex systems; The results of an extensive flight test program concerning winter storms off the east coast of Canada including effect on aircraft operations; The Canadian Atlantic Storms Program (CASP) includes effects of airframe icing, strong winds, turbulence, wind shear, precipitation, reduced visibility, reduced ceilings and electrification; Electromagnetic effects including electrical discharge properties, in-flight test programs, inflight lightning models and lightning simulation techniques; Response of an aircraft to wind shear and methods of detection and quantifying this natural hazard; Heavy rain effects on aircraft systems performances in the light of full-scale and model tests with analysis of the results on aerodynamic performance and operations; Measurements of atmospheric turbulence, treatment of aircraft response to random turbulence and discrete gusts. This Lecture Series, sponsored by the Flight Vehicle Integration Panel of AGARD, has been implemented by the Consultant and Exchange Programme.

Descriptors :   SIMULATION, FLIGHT TESTING, METHODOLOGY, COASTAL REGIONS, DETECTION, AIRCRAFT, HAZARDS, MODELS, ELECTROMAGNETIC PROPERTIES, DYNAMIC RESPONSE, CANADA, WIND, TURBULENCE, ATMOSPHERIC MOTION, TRAILING VORTICES, ICE FORMATION, ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES, REDUCTION, PRECIPITATION, RAIN, LIGHTNING, FLIGHT, MODEL TESTS, VISIBILITY, AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, AIRFRAMES, ADVERSE CONDITIONS, AVIATION ACCIDENTS, ELECTRIC DISCHARGES, GUSTS, INFLIGHT, MANMADE, STORMS, WAKE, WIND SHEAR, AEROSPACE ENVIRONMENTS.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Aircraft
      Safety Engineering
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE