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ASTM F3409-19

Standard Practice for Simplified Aircraft Loads Determination

1.1 This practice provides an acceptable, and simplified, means of determining certain design loads criteria and conditions for fixed wing aircraft. In particular, the practice provides overall aircraft flight loads and flight conditions as well as control surface loads, wing loads, gust load factors, and gust loads on stabilizing surfaces.

1.2 This practice is intended to be referenced by other standards that define requirements for comprehensive aircraft loads. This practice does not provide all aircraft loads required for structural compliance. In addition, each load or condition determined through this practice has limitations on its use within the relevant section to which it must adhere.

1.3 Units—The values given in this standard are in SI units and are to be regarded as standard. Any values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to inch-pound (or other) units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents. Where it may not be clear, some equations provide the units of the result directly following the equation.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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