Static testing of DO-228 composite rudder

Gopalan, R and Farook, MA and Ramanaiah, B (1990) Static testing of DO-228 composite rudder. Project Report. National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore.

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    Abstract

    Preliminary Static Tests were conducted on the CFRP composite rudder for DO-228 aircraft developed under NAL/DLR colloborative project. The results are reported in PD ST-9002. These tests revealed, the necessity to reinforce some of the whiffle tree members, increase in canvas pad area, etc. Tests were carried out after incorporating these deficiencies. The composite rudder was loaded upto the ultimate load of 840 kgs, and the load Vs deflection behaviour was obtained. The rudder successfully withstood the design load without failure, and hence it has qualified for flight trials. This report presents the details.

    Item Type: Proj.Doc/Technical Report (Project Report)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Composites;Rudder;Static testing;Design load
    Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Composite Materials
    Division/Department: Structures Division, Structures Division, Structures Division
    Depositing User: Smt Bhagya Rekha KA
    Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2012 10:10
    Last Modified: 30 Nov 2012 10:10
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/11378

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