Posts with the tag: "airplane"

787 Wing Flexure Tests

On March 28, loads were applied to the test unit to replicate 150 percent of the most extreme forces the airplane is ever expected to experience while in service. The wings were flexed upward by approximately 25 feet (7.6 meters) during the test and the fuselage was pressurized to 150 percent of its maximum normal operating condition.

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Wing Displacement Measurement Tests

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is the first commercial aircraft built from lightweight composite materials.  Like aluminum structure wings during their development, the composite wings undergo rigorous test.  Among those tests, is the "wing up-bend test" which test the mechanical integrity the wing when being displaced upwards.

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