WIT Press


Dynamic Testing Of Energy Absorber System

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SU000401

Volume

48

Pages

9

Published

2000

Size

1,443 kb

Author(s)

K.K. Malik, P.K. Khosla, P.H. Pande & R.K. Varma

Abstract

Energy absorber is the heart of an aircraft arrester barrier system and is mainly responsible for absorption of the energy of the trapped aircraft. An innovative methodology has been used to test the energy absorber system by simulating the dynamic conditions of sudden loading. A special assembly and rocket motors were used to generate the desired rotary motion. The details of the test and the results are presented in the paper. 1 Introduction An aircraft arrester barrier system is used to engage a fighter aircraft to halt its forward momentum in the event of an aborted take off or landing overrun with minimal damage to the aircraft or injury to the crew. It consists of an engagement system comprising of multiple element net (MEN) to envelop the aircraft during its arrestment, stanchi

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