Accession Number : ADA322927

Title :   Variation in Load Factor Experience of Fokker F27 and F28 Operational Acceleration Exceedance Data.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AEROSPACE LAB AMSTERDAM (NETHERLANDS)

Personal Author(s) : Jonge, J. B. De ; Hol, P. A.

PDF Url : ADA322927

Report Date : DEC 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 48

Abstract : Fatigue meter data obtained during operational flights of Fokker F27 and F28 aircraft were reprocessed and analyzed to study the variation in load experience between different aircraft of the same type. The data covered about 470,000 flights which were made by 101 aircraft belonging to 51 different operators. A simple algorithm was developed to quantify the load factor experience in terms of fatigue damage per flight. The data were subjected to a statistical analysis. Considerable variations in load experience were found. The results give an indication of the benefits that can be gained from individual aircraft load monitoring.

Descriptors :   *JET TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, *FATIGUE(MECHANICS), ALGORITHMS, FLIGHT TESTING, LOAD DISTRIBUTION, COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT, NETHERLANDS, ACCELERATION, PROBABILITY DISTRIBUTION FUNCTIONS, DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, AERODYNAMIC LOADING, FLIGHT LOADS, STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY.

Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft
      Mechanics
      Aerodynamics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE