F/A-18 Fighter Aircraft Wing Fatigue Testing
Before any of the U.S. Navy’s F/A-18 twin-engine supersonic fighter jets can be put into operation, the wings of the aircraft must undergo fatigue testing in a controlled environment to ensure that they are capable of withstanding the forces that will be encountered during real-world flight throughout the lifetime of the aircraft. Highly accurate measurements must be recorded in order to make sure that a near-exact replication of in-flight conditions is being achieved.
Learn how this is accomplished using the Interface Model 1248 Precision Flange LowProfile™ Load Cell and an indicator.
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