Analysis of components from the wreckage of a helicopter

Madan, M and Suresh Kumar, M and Venkataswamy, MA and Sujata, M and Bhaumik, SK (2007) Analysis of components from the wreckage of a helicopter. Project Report. National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore, India.

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A few components retrieved from the wreckage of a helicopter were sent to the laboratory for investigation. Examination revealed that all these components have failed by overload, probably under impact forces. None of the failed components showed evidences of delayed or progressive failure such as fatigue or stress corrosion cracking. The damage marks observed on the leading edge of the main rotor blade suggests that it had impacted with metallic wire rope or cable.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Helicopter;Impact failure;Wire rope/cable
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aeronautics (General)
CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Chemistry and Materials (General)
Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
Date Deposited: 27 Jul 2011 08:44
Last Modified: 27 Jul 2011 08:44

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