"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.
Lehnhoff, T. F., 1939-
Davis, Robert L.
Showalter, R. E. (Ralph Edwin), 1942-
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
University of Missouri--Rolla
ix, 62 pages
© 1970 Stephen Andrew Wright, All rights reserved.
Thesis - Open Access
Airframes -- Fatigue -- Testing
Twin-engine airplanes -- Fatigue -- Testing
Strains and stresses -- Testing
Aerodynamics -- Mathematical models
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Wright, Stephen Andrew, "A study of the design and construction of a full scale aircraft component demonstration fatigue test" (1970). Masters Theses. 5384.