Handley Page Victor: The Crescent-Winged V-Bomber (Aerofax) by Phil Butler

By Phil Butler

The Handley-Page Victor used to be 3rd and ultimate plane in Britain's V-bomber fleet, outfitted to hold the nuclear deterrent through the chilly conflict. equipped throughout the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties, the bomber was once designed to fly better and swifter than modern fighter plane in order that it can penetrate Soviet airspace with its lethal load unopposed. In later years, it switched to a traditional function and observed carrier within the Borneo clash of 1962-66, whilst B. 1A airplane flew the Victor's simply offensive challenge, throughout the Falklands struggle within the Eighties and in 1991 within the Gulf struggle as an in-flight refueling tanker, ahead of withdrawal later that year."The Aerofax" sequence already covers the Vulcan and Valiant bombers and this new ebook completes the V-bomber set. The authors have supplied a whole and thorough historical past of the plane from its preliminary layout, throughout the improvement interval to its operational provider. a lot new details has been collected jointly, and aviation historians and fanatics will enjoy the varied unpublished images that have been integrated to demonstrate the informative textual content.

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49 Time [sec] 4921,5 4922,0 4922,5 4923,0 4923,5 22 4924,0 0,5260 20 18 0,5258 Load [kN] 14 0,5256 12 10 0,5254 8 6 0,5252 4 2 0 24606 Resistance [Ohm] 16 mean–stress/cycle free-electrical resistance change 24608 24610 Resistance [mm] 24612 24614 Fatigue Cycles 24616 24618 0,5250 24620 Load [kN] Fig. 31 Graph of specimen’s electrical resistance and applied load versus time and fatigue cycles Reinforced (CFRPs) laminates under fatigue loading (Fig. 31). The longitudinal resistance change of the specimens was monitored throughout the fatigue experiment.

Taking into consideration their high aspect ratio, large surface area and excellent electrical properties, they offer benefits of an additional reinforcing phase acting at the nano-scale. This evolution provided the necessary momentum for the development of advanced self-sensing structural materials and created a promising technological path towards the ultimate material engineering goal of providing multi-functional materials. In this chapter we review the aforementioned research of nano-enabled self-sensing concepts.

During the cyclic tensile loading-unloading-reloading experiments (Fig. 27), DR/Ro followed the pattern of loading. The laminates with CNT-doped matrix exhibited enhanced sensitivity and capability to track the loading variations. For all materials tested, the peak of DR/Ro increased with the increase of maximum load. 2 On the Use of Electrical Conductivity for the Assessment of Damage in. . 2 100 200 300 Time (data points) 400 500 Fig. 27 Normalized applied load (P/Pmax) and Normalized Resistance change (DR/Ro) vs.

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