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Load Factors and Stability: The Importance of Centre of Gravity Position in Load Factor Determination

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology

ISSN: 0002-2667

Article publication date: 1 February 1936

Abstract

THE major problems connected with the development of satisfactory structural strength requirements have long since been solved. We have, in this country, an empirical system of specification which fulfils the fundamental criterion of any strength system, namely, that failures in the air through lack of adequate strength of any component of an aircraft are extremely rare. An analysis of civil accidents (Ref. 1) shows that about 6 per cent are due to this cause. This does not imply any reason for regarding even this small number with complacency, rather the reverse.

Citation

Crowe, J.H. (1936), "Load Factors and Stability: The Importance of Centre of Gravity Position in Load Factor Determination", Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology, Vol. 8 No. 2, pp. 39-43. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb030014

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MCB UP Ltd

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