28th Congress of the International Council of the Aeronautical Sciences, 23 - 28 September 2012, Brisbane, Australia
Paper ICAS 2012-8.1.1
EXPERIMENTAL AND NUMERICAL ASSESSMENT OF HELICOPTER SUBFLOOR CRASHWORTHINESS
M. Anghileri, A. Milanese, A. Surini
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Keywords: helicopter subfloor, crashworthiness, experimental tests, nonlinear finite element analysis
Tests were performed to improve the design of a new helicopter subfloor. Various intersection designs and a portion of the subfloor were initially tested. Then, a full scale drop test was carried out. In parallel, simulations were run and the results compared with the test data.
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