Re: Airbus Gust-Load Alleviation systems

From: (brian whatcott)
Organization: Telepath
Date:         04 Aug 96 16:44:55 
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In article <airliners.1996.1540@ohare.Chicago.COM>,
>Ian Gray from Bae Filton presented "Fatigue
>Crack Propagation Test Programme for the A320 Wing".  Showed that the
>flight was more comfortable for the PAX, but the cracks grew faster with
>gust alleviation on over crack rates with gust alleviation off.  If you
>don't get the gust overloads, you don't get the fatigue life!

Perhaps fairer to suggest:
'If you get the gust-alleviation actuator induced overloads,
you don't get the fatigue life?'

brian <>