Accession Number : ADP005813

Title :   Predicting Crash Performance,

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

Personal Author(s) : Parsons, D. ; Belfield, A.

Report Date : DEC 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : In the past, aircraft have been designed with high structural integrity such that crash situations can be avoided, i.e. aircraft have been designed for crash avoidance and not crashworthiness. There is considerable effort now being devoted to the study of aircraft crashworthiness. Clearly, it is only in relatively low speed impacts that design considerations may be effective. In this area, H.W. Structures and the automotive environment in general have built up a wealth of experience. This paper discusses how this experience may be applied to aircraft structures. Analytical techniques for prediction of the behaviour of the structure and its occupants are examined. (JES)

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT, CRASH RESISTANCE, AIRFRAMES, FLIGHT LOADS.

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE