An approach to the problem of estimating severe and repeated gust loads for missile operations

Harry Press, Roy Steiner
naca-tn-4332
Sep 1958


An analysis of available airplane measurements of vertical gust velocity is presented in order to arrive at a simple description of the frequency and intensity of gust velocities experienced by airplanes in operations. For the purpose of application to missile operations, the results obtained are modified to eliminate the effects of storm-avoidance procedures normally followed in airplane operations.

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