Flight investigation of the effect of transient wing response on wing strains of a four-engine bomber airplane in rough air

Harold N. Murrow, Chester B. Payne
naca-tn-2951
Jun 1953


A flight investigation was made on a four-engine bomber airplane to determine effects of wing flexibility on wing strains developed in flight through clear-air turbulence. The amplification of strain due to flexibility effects was determined by comparing the strains for a unit normal acceleration that are developed when the airplane experiences a gust with the strains for a unit normal acceleration that are developed in a pull-up.

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