Aircraft Fatigue - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080175263, 9781483146454

Aircraft Fatigue

1st Edition

Design, Operational and Economic Aspects

Editors: J. Y. Mann I. S. Milligan
eBook ISBN: 9781483146454
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1972
Page Count: 572
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Aircraft Fatigue: Design, Operational and Economic Aspects contains the proceedings of the ""Symposium on Aircraft Fatigue—Design, Operational and Economic Aspects,"" held in Melbourne, Australia, on May 22-24, 1967. The papers explore the design and operational aspects of the fatigue problem in general aviation and transport aircraft, as well as the economic aspects of the fatigue problem as it affects both operators and manufacturers. This book is comprised of 21 chapters and begins with a description of an approach to structural reliability analysis based on order statistics and the expected time to first failure in a fleet of specified magnitude, along with its application to structures subject to progressive fatigue damage. The following chapters deal with structural load measurement and analysis; design and certification programs for a wide range of aircraft types including the Anglo-French and American civil supersonic transports; acoustic fatigue; and the design of joints. The detection of fatigue cracks in service and the effects of fatigue on the cost of design and operation of aircraft are also discussed. This monograph will be a useful resource for aircraft and aeronautical engineers as well as officials of civil aviation.

Table of Contents


Session Chairmen

Australian Organizing Committee


First Frederik J. Plantema Memorial Lecture—The International Committee on Aeronautical Fatigue, Its Foundation, Growth and Today's Philosophy

Reliability Analysis Based on Time to the First Failure

Optimum Design of Joints: The Stress Severity Factor Concept

Fatigue Testing of the F.28 Fellowship

Design and Certification for Executive Type Aircraft

Fan Jet Falcon—Design and Certification Tests

The Application of Ti-6Al-4V to Helicopter Fatigue Loaded Components

The Fatigue and Fail-Safe Program for the Certification of the Lockheed Model 286 Rigid Rotor Helicopter

Agricultural Aircraft Flight Loads: Typical Spectra and Some Observations on Airworthiness

The New Zealand Light Aircraft Fatigue Meter Program

An Assessment of Repeated Loads on General Aviation and Transport Aircraft

Extreme Value Analysis of Flight Load Measurements

Undercarriage Loadings of Three Aircraft: Porter PC-6, Venom DH-112 and Mirage IIIS

Some Considerations on Acoustic Fatigue

The Importance of Service Inspection in Aircraft Fatigue

Design Philosophy and Fatigue Testing of the Concorde

Fatigue Design and Test Program for the American SST

Economic and Operational Aspects of Fatigue—Figures of a Swiss Ground Attack/Fighter Aircraft

Economic Aspects of Fatigue in Commercial Airlines

Some Thoughts on the Economics of Fatigue

Observations on Designing to Combat Fatigue and Its Effects on the Economics of Civil Transport Aircraft




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J. Y. Mann

I. S. Milligan

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