Effects of Flight Load Spectrum Perturbations on Cost and Fatigue
Abstract:Rotary‐ and fixed‐wing aircraft owners rarely operate their aircraft the way aircraft manufacturers envisaged during design. The effects of perturbing the amount of time spent in flight conditions, on both component fatigue damage and life‐cycle costs, are investigated in this article. Seemingly small perturbations in flight hours can lead to large changes in fatigue and costs. A set of
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Melbourne, Australia
Publication date: April 1, 2003
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