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THIS is the time of year when airports are as often as not concealed from the approaching pilot by low cloud and mist, when not enveloped in dense banks of fog. Services are interrupted, and diversions to alternative airports are common. As one hears over central London the growl or whine of an...
An analysis is carried out to determine the deflexions and stresses in the region of a highly localized loaded area of a circular cylindrical shell initially subjected to internal pressure. Four types of loading are considered uniformly distributed radial loading, linearly distributed...
The strain energy method for the analysis of pinjointed redundant frameworks is expressed in matrix form suitable for solution on electronic computers. This is illustrated by its application to a zerolength launcher framework having sixtythree members, nine of which are redundant, using the...
THE High Altitude Test Plant recently put into commission by RollsRoyce Ltd. at Derby is the only privately owned engine test facility of its magnitude outside the U.S.A., and as might be expected has a number of features of technical interest, apart from its size.
THE initials A.I.D. are familiar throughout the aircraft industry, and indeed outside it, but many people do not know what they stand for, and still more have only a hazy idea of what the Directorate's functions are.
THIS year's reinforced plastics conference at Brighton was the subject of our leading article in the November issue. We give below brief summaries of the papers most likely to be of interest to the aircraft industry. The organizers were the British Plastics Federation, 4748 Piccadilly, London, W1.
To the Editor, DEAR SIR, So my friend, Mr Wotton, has written an article in your July issue putting the case for pneumatics A very good one too. Plenty of new ideas to add fuel to the Pneumatics v. Hydraulics debate. Plenty of meat for designers to get their teeth intomaybe some fish as wellred...
WITH the advent of honeycomb construction, double skin aircraft surface structures have also been introduced, mainly for control and wing surfaces. The cylindrical and voluminous nature of the fuselage has normally allowed for adequate strength using a single skin. However, the stringers and...
In his preface the author states that this text was prepared to give in a concise and orderly manner the principles of vibration analysis that may be used to handle the usual problems that arise, and, at the same time, to lay the foundation for advanced work in this area.
Under this heading are published regularly abstracts of all Reports and Memoranda of the Aeronautical Research Council, Reports and Technical Memoranda of the United States National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics and publications of other similar Research Bodies as issued.
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