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Title: Full-scale aircraft impact test for evaluation of impact forces: Part 1, Test plan, test method, and test results

Abstract

One of the factors considered in the design of critical concrete structures is the estimation of the global elasto-plastic structural response caused by the accidental impact of an aircraft. To estimate the response of the structure, the impact force (the force versus time relationship) must be known. Previous analytical studies have derived the forcing function using the impact velocity of the aircraft and the calculated mass and strength distribution of the aircraft. This paper describes a test conducted on April 19, 1988, at an existing rocket sled facility at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, in which an actual F-4 Phantom aircraft was impacted at a nominal velocity of 215 m/s into an essentially rigid block of concrete. This was accomplished by supporting the F-4 on four struts that were attached to the sled track by carriage shoes to direct the path of the aircraft. Propulsion was accomplished by two stages of rockets. The concrete target was 'floated' on a set of air bearings. Data acquisition consisted of measurements of the acceleration of the fuselage and engines of the F-4, and measurements of the displacement, velocity and acceleration of the concrete target. High-speed photography recorded the impact processmore » and also permitted the determination of the impact velocity. This paper describes the test plan, method and results, while a companion paper discusses the analyses of the results. 6 refs., 11 figs.« less

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6006206
Report Number(s):
SAND-89-0345C; CONF-890855-6
ON: DE89009329
DOE Contract Number:  
AC04-76DP00789
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: 10. international conference on Structural Mechanics in Reactor Technology (SMIRT), Anaheim, CA, USA, 14-18 Aug 1989; Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; AIRCRAFT; IMPACT TESTS; CAMERAS; DAMAGE; EVALUATION; IMPACT STRENGTH; VELOCITY; MATERIALS TESTING; MECHANICAL PROPERTIES; MECHANICAL TESTS; TESTING; 420200* - Engineering- Facilities, Equipment, & Techniques

Citation Formats

von Riesemann, W.A., Parrish, R.L., Bickel, D.C., Heffelfinger, S.R., Muto, K., Sugano, T., Tsubota, H., Koshika, N., Suzuki, M., and Ohrui, S. Full-scale aircraft impact test for evaluation of impact forces: Part 1, Test plan, test method, and test results. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
von Riesemann, W.A., Parrish, R.L., Bickel, D.C., Heffelfinger, S.R., Muto, K., Sugano, T., Tsubota, H., Koshika, N., Suzuki, M., & Ohrui, S. Full-scale aircraft impact test for evaluation of impact forces: Part 1, Test plan, test method, and test results. United States.
von Riesemann, W.A., Parrish, R.L., Bickel, D.C., Heffelfinger, S.R., Muto, K., Sugano, T., Tsubota, H., Koshika, N., Suzuki, M., and Ohrui, S. Wed . "Full-scale aircraft impact test for evaluation of impact forces: Part 1, Test plan, test method, and test results". United States.
@article{osti_6006206,
title = {Full-scale aircraft impact test for evaluation of impact forces: Part 1, Test plan, test method, and test results},
author = {von Riesemann, W.A. and Parrish, R.L. and Bickel, D.C. and Heffelfinger, S.R. and Muto, K. and Sugano, T. and Tsubota, H. and Koshika, N. and Suzuki, M. and Ohrui, S.},
abstractNote = {One of the factors considered in the design of critical concrete structures is the estimation of the global elasto-plastic structural response caused by the accidental impact of an aircraft. To estimate the response of the structure, the impact force (the force versus time relationship) must be known. Previous analytical studies have derived the forcing function using the impact velocity of the aircraft and the calculated mass and strength distribution of the aircraft. This paper describes a test conducted on April 19, 1988, at an existing rocket sled facility at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA, in which an actual F-4 Phantom aircraft was impacted at a nominal velocity of 215 m/s into an essentially rigid block of concrete. This was accomplished by supporting the F-4 on four struts that were attached to the sled track by carriage shoes to direct the path of the aircraft. Propulsion was accomplished by two stages of rockets. The concrete target was 'floated' on a set of air bearings. Data acquisition consisted of measurements of the acceleration of the fuselage and engines of the F-4, and measurements of the displacement, velocity and acceleration of the concrete target. High-speed photography recorded the impact process and also permitted the determination of the impact velocity. This paper describes the test plan, method and results, while a companion paper discusses the analyses of the results. 6 refs., 11 figs.},
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