Accession Number : ADP005805

Title :   Full Scale Helicopter Crash Testing,

Corporate Author : ARMY AVIATION RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY ACTIVITY FORT EUSTIS VA AVIATION APPLI ED TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE

Personal Author(s) : Holland, Harold ; Smith, Kent F.

Report Date : DEC 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Historically, whether one speaks of actual aircraft accident investigations or preplanned aircraft crash tests, a common objective exists: to gather as much pertinent information as is possible from a relatively complex and sometimes unpredictable dynamic event. Today, analytical math models are becoming more capable of predicting the dynamic behavior of aircraft structures and occupants subjected to crash loads. The engineering community still finds it necessary, however, to periodically perform full-scale crash tests for the purpose of validating math models, exploring new crashworthy component design concepts, defining synergistic effects or a variety of other valid goals. (JES)

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT, FUEL TANKS, CRASH RESISTANCE, SURVIVABILITY, FLIGHT LOADS.

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE