The impact of flexibility on the gust load factor is also highlighted, comparing it with the quasi-static analysis by Pratt's formula, current standard for Part 23 aircraft.
A brief comparison of the gust load factor and wing loads obtained through a dynamic response analysis and through the application of a quasi-static methodology such as Pratt's formula, currently the standard for Part 23 air craft, is also presented.
CS-25 and FAR-25 specify the discrete gust load cases required for certification (CS 25.
The gust load factors and wing loads obtained applying Pratt's formula and performing a dynamic analysis in time-domain are now presented.
Once the gust load factor has been computed by Pratt's formula, to obtain the loads along the wingspan a rigid trim analysis at this specific load factor is performed.
In the past decades gust loads have been determined for long with quasi-static methods , which greatly simplify the complexity, and associated time, of the calculations involved.
He subsequently worked on the determination of aerodynamic gust loads
on aircraft wings before opting for a change of career to offshore mechanics, where he devised and patented combined air/water flotation systems for enhancing the performance of floating offshore platforms.