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Fatigue testing starts on 787

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 14, 2010
787 fatigue testing at Everett

Boeing has announced that it has commenced fatigue testing a 787 test airframe, which will involve testing for how the structure responds over a simulated number of life cycles.

“Unlike static tests, where loads are applied to the airplane structure to simulate both normal operation and extreme flight conditions, fatigue testing is a much longer process that simulates up to three times the number of flight cycles an airplane is likely to experience during a lifetime of service,” said Jim Ogonowski, structures vice president at Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

The fatigue testing is a part of the certification path for the Dreamliner, the first of which is expected to be delivered in the first quarter of next year.

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Fatigue testing starts on 787

written by australianaviation.com.au | September 14, 2010
787 fatigue testing at Everett

Boeing has announced that it has commenced fatigue testing a 787 test airframe, which will involve testing for how the structure responds over a simulated number of life cycles.

“Unlike static tests, where loads are applied to the airplane structure to simulate both normal operation and extreme flight conditions, fatigue testing is a much longer process that simulates up to three times the number of flight cycles an airplane is likely to experience during a lifetime of service,” said Jim Ogonowski, structures vice president at Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

The fatigue testing is a part of the certification path for the Dreamliner, the first of which is expected to be delivered in the first quarter of next year.

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