Accession Number : ADP005765

Title :   Structural Design Requirements for Aircraft Incorporating Active Control Technology,

Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Kilshaw, M. J. ; Cardrick, A. W.

Report Date : FEB 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : This paper considers the special structural design and certification requirements that are needed for military aircraft incorporating Active Control Technology (ACT). UK requirements are introduced which cover static strength, fatigue performance aeroelasticity, and the need to assess the influence of modifications to ACT software. The requirements draw attention to the essential role of flight load measurements undertaken during both development and operational flying in the process of structural substantiation.

Descriptors :   *STRUCTURAL ANALYSIS, *FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, *FLIGHT LOADS, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, FATIGUE(MECHANICS), AEROELASTICITY.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Flight Control and Instrumentation

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE