Mechanical properties of some materials used in airplane construction

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Since lightness is desirable in airplane construction, greater stresses must be tolerated than in other kinds of construction. It is therefore necessary to have a more accurate knowledge of the greatest stresses that may occur and of the actual properties of the materials used. The Aeronautic Research Laboratories took the limit of elasticity as the basis of the strength calculations. Many tests were made of different steels, woods, aluminum alloys, and fabrics.

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Wolff, E. B. & Van Ewijk, L. J. G. January 1928.

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Since lightness is desirable in airplane construction, greater stresses must be tolerated than in other kinds of construction. It is therefore necessary to have a more accurate knowledge of the greatest stresses that may occur and of the actual properties of the materials used. The Aeronautic Research Laboratories took the limit of elasticity as the basis of the strength calculations. Many tests were made of different steels, woods, aluminum alloys, and fabrics.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: 93R20101
  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930090811 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-TM-448
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930090811
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc65273

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Wolff, E. B. & Van Ewijk, L. J. G. Mechanical properties of some materials used in airplane construction, report, January 1928; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc65273/: accessed August 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.