A study of the application of power-spectral methods of generalized harmonic analysis to gust loads on airplanes

Harry Press, Bernard Mazelsky
naca-tn-2853
Jan 1953


The applicability of some results from the theory of generalized harmonic analysis (or power-spectral analysis) to the analysis of gust loads on airplanes in continuous rough air is examined. The general relations for linear systems between power spectrums of a random input disturbance and and output response are used to relate the spectrum or airplane load in rough air to the spectrum of atmospheric gust velocity.

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