Development of Test Facility for Structural Evaluation of Composite Rotor Hubs

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The rotorcraft industry is constantly evaluating new types of lightweight composite materials that not only enhance the safety and reliability of rotor components, but also improve performance and extend operating life as well. The tests required for these evaluations are typically quite complex requiring massive test fixtures, in many cases, along with multiple actuators for loading test articles at various points simultaneously. This paper discusses the background for development of the facility, as well as hardware and overall system design and implementation. Additional topics that are covered include data acquisition, implementation of nondestructive inspection techniques during the test process, and ... continued below

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Dorrell, Larry & Roach, Dennis July 20, 1999.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA (United States)
    Place of Publication: Albuquerque, New Mexico

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The rotorcraft industry is constantly evaluating new types of lightweight composite materials that not only enhance the safety and reliability of rotor components, but also improve performance and extend operating life as well. The tests required for these evaluations are typically quite complex requiring massive test fixtures, in many cases, along with multiple actuators for loading test articles at various points simultaneously. This paper discusses the background for development of the facility, as well as hardware and overall system design and implementation. Additional topics that are covered include data acquisition, implementation of nondestructive inspection techniques during the test process, and some results from the initial test series performed in the facility.

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OSTI as DE00009642

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  • Structural Health Monitoring Conference, Stanford, CA (US), 09/08/1999--09/10/1999

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  • Report No.: SAND99-1902C
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 9642
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc793970

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Dorrell, Larry & Roach, Dennis. Development of Test Facility for Structural Evaluation of Composite Rotor Hubs, article, July 20, 1999; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc793970/: accessed September 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.