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Design Criteria For Ground-Induced Dynamic Loads

Report Number: RTD TDR 63-4139 Volume 2
Author(s): Hahn, Edward E.
Corporate Author: IIT Research Institute
Laboratory: AF Flight Dynamics Laboratory
Date of Publication: 11/1/1963
Pages: 105
Contract: AF 33(657)-8231
Project: 1367
Task: 136701
AD Number: AD0600867

Abstract:
The purpose of this research program was to collect all available measured prepared surface profile and power spectral data, to ascertain the reliability of these data, to establish from these data design criteria for vehicles operating on prepared surfaces, and to demonstrate the applicability of these design criteria. Both deterministic and statistical analyses are used to determine the responses of a five-degree-offreedom vehicle to some of the criteria developed in Volume I of this report. Volume I is concerned with the collection of profile and power spectra data for runways, taxiways and ramps, ascertaining the reliability of these data, and establishment from the data sets of design criteria for vehicles operating on prepared surfaces.

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