Accession Number : ADA293939

Title :   Design and Development of a Test Rig for the High Frequency Testing of Rolling Sleeve Airsprings.

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

Personal Author(s) : Swanton, G.

PDF Url : ADA293939

Report Date : FEB 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : AMRL's F/A-18 IFOSTP fatigue test has introduced several new concepts in the field of aircraft structural testing. One of the innovations has been the development of the pneumatic actuator or 'rolling sleeve' airspring for the application of aircraft manoeuvre loads. These airsprings have been subjected to several preliminary acceptance test phases, one of which simulated the effects of high frequency buffet loads. This report details the design and implementation of the test rig developed to conduct this type of testing.

Descriptors :   *FATIGUE TESTS(MECHANICS), *PNEUMATIC EQUIPMENT, *HYDRAULIC ACTUATORS, TEST AND EVALUATION, ACCEPTANCE TESTS, HIGH FREQUENCY, ROLL, AIRCRAFT, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, LOADS(FORCES), TEST EQUIPMENT, AIRFRAMES, MANEUVERS, ACTUATORS, SLEEVES.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Hydraulic and Pneumatic Equipment
      Mechanics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE