Accelerated development and flight evaluation of active controls concepts for subsonic transport aircraft. Volume 1 : Load alleviation/extended span development and flight tests
- Johnston, J. F.
- Sep 1, 1979.
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- Active wing load alleviation to extend the wing span by 5.8 percent, giving a 3 percent reduction in cruise drag is covered. The active wing load alleviation used symmetric motions of the outboard ailerons for maneuver load control (MLC) and elastic mode suppression (EMS), and stabilizer motions for gust load alleviation (GLA). Slow maneuvers verified the MLC, and open and closed-loop flight frequency response tests verified the aircraft dynamic response to symmetric aileron and stabilizer drives as well as the active system performance. Flight tests in turbulence verified the effectiveness of the active controls in reducing gust-induced wing loads. It is concluded that active wing load alleviation/extended span is proven in the L-1011 and is ready for application to airline service; it is a very practical way to obtain the increased efficiency of a higher aspect ratio wing with minimum structural impact.
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- NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS) Collection.
- Document ID: 19820007203.
Accession ID: 82N15076.
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