Accession Number : ADP006538

Title :   Fatigue Testing and Tear Down Operations on AIRBUS A320 Forward Fuselage,

Corporate Author : AEROSPATIALE TOULOUSE (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s) : Boetsch, R. ; Beaufils, J. Y.

Report Date : DEC 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The structural design substantiation of commercial transport airplane is provided by full static and fatigue analyses supported by testing of complete primary structures. The fatigue and damage tolerance testing on full scale specimen representative of production airplane and the teardown inspections performed at the end of the test permit to collect a lot of informations. Main objectives of fatigue tests are on one hand, to early identify weak points in primary structure and to quickly define corrective actions on in-service and production airplanes, on the other hand to check the efficiency of the inspection methods, to validate the calculation methods, to justify allowable damage (scratches/dents) and typical repairs of structural repair manual, to study the propagation of artificial damages which are introduced during the test.

Descriptors :   *COMMERCIAL AIRCRAFT, *FATIGUE(MECHANICS), *FUSELAGES, *TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, AIRCRAFT, DAMAGE, EFFICIENCY, INSPECTION, PRODUCTION, PROPAGATION, REPAIR, SCALE, STATICS, TEST AND EVALUATION, TRANSPORT, REPRINTS, FATIGUE TESTS(MECHANICS), FAILURE(MECHANICS), TOLERANCES(MECHANICS), DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, FATIGUE LIFE, LOAD DISTRIBUTION.

Subject Categories : Civilian Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE