Masters Theses

Abstract

"The objective of this project was to design and build a full scale demonstration fatigue test for a Piper Aztec stabilator. A general discussion of the construction is included in this report. The Fourier series method of the aerodynamic theory of spanwise loading was used to determine the load distribution. The results show a close relationship with data furnished by Piper Aircraft Corporation. Fatigue theory is discussed in order to provide background for fatigue testing. The test specimen, methods and procedures of testing, known loading methods and systems, safety, etc., are discussed. Federal requirements for regulating and testing of aircraft are reviewed. Approved methods of obtaining the distribution of load are included"--Abstract, page ii.

Advisor(s)

Lehnhoff, T. F., 1939-

Committee Member(s)

Davis, Robert L.
Showalter, R. E. (Ralph Edwin), 1942-

Department(s)

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Mechanical Engineering

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

1970

Pagination

ix, 62 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references.

Rights

© 1970 Stephen Andrew Wright, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

File Type

text

Language

English

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Airframes -- Fatigue -- Testing
Twin-engine airplanes -- Fatigue -- Testing
Strains and stresses -- Testing
Aerodynamics -- Mathematical models

Thesis Number

T 2435

Print OCLC #

6024865

Electronic OCLC #

859208011

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