Flutter Clearance of the F-14A Variable-Sweep Transition Flight Experiment Airplane, Phase 2.
- Kehoe, Michael W.
- July 1990.
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- Additional Creators:
- Freudinger, Lawrence C.
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- An F-14A aircraft was modified for use as the test-bed aircraft for the variable-sweep transition flight experiment (VSTFE) program. The VSTFE program was a laminar flow research program designed to measure the effects of wing sweep on laminar flow. The airplane was modified by adding an upper surface foam and fiberglass glove to the right wing. An existing left wing glove had been added for the previous phase of the program. Ground vibration and flight flutter testing were accomplished to verify the absence of aeroelastic instabilities within a flight envelope of Mach 0.9 or 450 knots, calibrated airspeed, whichever was less. Flight test data indicated satisfactory damping levels and trends for the elastic structural modes of the airplane. Ground vibration test data are presented along with in-flight frequency and damping estimates, time histories and power spectral densities of in-flight sensors, and pressure distribution data.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19900015819.
Accession ID: 90N25135.
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