Accession Number : ADP005804

Title :   The Design of Helicopter Crashworthiness,

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

Personal Author(s) : Giavotto, V. ; Caprile, C. ; Sala, G.

Report Date : DEC 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : The extensive use of composite materials in helicopter structures has prompted new research activities in crashworthiness in the last decade. A rational design of crashworthy structures requires a great deal of data and experience to be collected and organized; in particular the most efficient mechanisms of energy adsorption must be understood and carefully investigated and consequently the best structural concepts an detail design can be identified. With this aim and in cooperation with Augusta Helicopters a research program has been undertaken, covering many of the basic aspects of crashworthy design, i.e. dynamic modeling, design and verification procedures. (JES)

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT, *HELICOPTERS, CRASH RESISTANCE, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, FIRE RESISTANCE.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Helicopters

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE