gust load

gust load

[′gəst ‚lōd]
(mechanics)
The wind load on an antenna due to gusts.
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Air Force X-plane, the X-56A Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), which will test active flutter suppression and gust load alleviation-- vital technologies that will propel the development of slender, lightweight, high-aspect-ratio wings for future transports and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance UAVs.
A subsequent inquiry into the BOAC crash found the probable cause of the disaster was that "the aircraft suddenly encountered abnormally severe turbulence which imposed a gust load considerably in excess of the design limit.
For example, a new method was specifically developed for the C-17 to allow generation of phased gust load conditions.
This means that gust loads come relatively late when the design options have been narrowed.