Accession Number : ADA293891

Title :   Preparation of S-70A-9 Black Hawk Helicopter for Flight Tests to Investigate Cause of Cracking of Inner Fuselage Panel,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION CANBERRA (AUSTRALIA)

Personal Author(s) : Lombardo, D. C. ; Patterson, A. K. ; Ferrarotto, P. ; Dutton, S. A. ; Powlesland, I. G.

PDF Url : ADA293891

Report Date : FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 50

Abstract : An Australian Army Black Hawk helicopter has been fitted with suitable flight test instrumentation at the Aeronautical and Maritime Research Laboratory to enable an investigation of the cause of cracking in an internal fuselage skin panel. Nine accelerometer channels and 46 strain gauge channels have been provided. Reasons for the choice of measurement type and location are provided together with details of the measuring system installed. Plans for the conduct of suitable flight tests and for the evaluation of the collected data are provided. (MM)

Descriptors :   *CRACKING(FRACTURING), *HELICOPTERS, *FUSELAGES, DATA PROCESSING, FLIGHT TESTING, ACCELEROMETERS, AERODYNAMIC FORCES, STRAIN GAGES, EXTERNAL STORES, FUEL TANKS, AUSTRALIA, SKIN(STRUCTURAL).

Subject Categories : Helicopters

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE