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User currently offlineAerosvit From Ukraine, joined Feb 2004, 112 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2202 times:

So as I was reading some of the trip reports...I read a lot about extreme turbulence and flight attendants havingt to stop serving due to it.

SO the question is...just how much can an aircraft handle? I heard somewhere that the 777s wings can bend pretty high up and down...some 10 or so feet up and down. Is that true?


Clava Ykraini
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User currently onlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17177 posts, RR: 66
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2173 times:

Not that I have exact figures, but the typical thing you hear is "150% of the max load that is ever expected to be applied".

The 777 wings can bend about 7 metres up and a couple down.

Basically other things (interiors, passengers and so on) will break before the aircraft.



"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineB747skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2158 times:

Turbulence and you (passengers)...
xxx
If you knew about what can turbulence be, you would buckle-up AT ALL TIMES in your seats.
Time spent in the aisle would be the strict minimum for the pee-pee run...
Flight attendants deserve "hazardous duty pay"...
I know one who will never walk again in her life, due to spine injuries.
xxx
Happy contrails  Smile
(s) Skipper


User currently offlineAerosvit From Ukraine, joined Feb 2004, 112 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2139 times:

As a matter of fact...I keep my seatbelt on at all times. Even after the sign went off. Anything can happen so its always on. When I go to the bathroom...that's the only time I'm without a seatbelt...

And I get worried everytime I'm standing by the back door of the plane and a kid is sitting on the "Do Not Sit" part of the door as happened on a BA747 flight to London. I almost freaked!

But the question stays...how much turbulence can a plane handle?



Clava Ykraini
User currently offlineMITaero From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 497 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2069 times:

Well, how do you quantify turbulence? It's sudden acceleration that puts stress on structures (I think), so all you have to do is figure out how much force the a/c can take, and, given its mass, compute the critical acceleration.

Not sure.


User currently offlineSovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2648 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2036 times:

During testing...the Tu-154 wing was bent 14 meters from its original position before breaking. Tu-154s have extremely flexible wings as you can see which leads to them being almost "turbulence free" and a smooth ride in the end.

User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1872 times:

I think one of the problems that I have noticed consistently over the years is that what is felt in the cockpit, and what is felt in the back galley is dramatically different. I have had plenty of flights where the captain was totally unaware of how brutal it was in the back.

Jeremy


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