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Pre-flight transient dynamic analysis of B-52 carrying Space Shuttle solid rocket booster drop-test vehicleThis paper concerns the transient dynamic analysis of the B-52 aircraft carrying the Space Shuttle solid-rocket booster drop-test vehicle (SRB/DTV). The NASA structural analysis (NASTRAN) finite-element computer program was used in the analysis. The B-52 operating conditions considered for analysis were (1) landing and (2) braking on aborted takeoff runs. The transient loads for the B-52 pylon front and rear hooks were calculated. The results can be used to establish the safe maneuver envelopes for the B-52 carrying the SRB/DTV in landings and brakings.
Ko, W. L. (NASA Flight Research Center Edwards, CA, United States) Schuster, L. S. (NASA Flight Research Center Edwards, CA, United States)
August 12, 2013
November 1, 1983
Aircraft Design, Testing And Performance