The Structural Engineer > Archive > Volume 26 (1948) > Issues > Issue 11 > The Principles of Aircraft Strength Testing
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The Principles of Aircraft Strength Testing

1. INTRODUCTION An aircraft undergoes what may be regarded as a form of strength test every time it flies. The test is not usually a severe one. Aircraft are designed to withstand forces greater than any ever likely to occur except under conditions recognised as abnormal and highly improbable. P.B. Walker

Author(s): Walker, P B

Keywords: aircraft;tests;strength;cyclic loads;equipment;1940s