Accession Number : ADP006551

Title :   Tornado Structural Fatigue Life Assessment,

Corporate Author : INDUSTRIEANLAGEN-BETRIEBSGESELLSCHAFT M B H OTTOBRUNN (GERMANY F R)

Personal Author(s) : Fraas, Paul ; Gollner, Ambrose

Report Date : DEC 1991

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The structural development and the fatigue verification of the TORNADO programme has been completed. The majority of the aircraft have been delivered to the German Air Force and some of them have been in full operational use for a period of one -decade. This is considered a suitable time to review the approach for ensuring the long-term structural airworthiness, from the users point of view.

Descriptors :   *FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, *FATIGUE(MECHANICS), AIR FORCE, AIRCRAFT, AIRWORTHINESS, APPROACH, MAJORITIES, TIME, VERIFICATION, FATIGUE LIFE, MAINTENANCE, FAILURE(MECHANICS), LOADS(FORCES), MONITORING, FATIGUE TESTS(MECHANICS), DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING, MANAGEMENT, SYMPOSIA, REPRINTS, GERMANY.

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE