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Factor safety used in E170 wing

Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:00 am

Hello, I'm quite new to aviation and I need some information for an assignment I am making. I need to do some calculations with forces on the wing of an E170. Does anyone know what safety factor is used for the materials in an E170 wing. A general factor of safety used in other small commercial jetliners will also do. Thanks!
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Re: Factor safety used in E170 wing

Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:03 pm

§ 25.303 Factor of safety.

Unless otherwise specified, a factor of safety of 1.5 must be applied to the prescribed limit load which are considered external loads on the structure. When a loading condition is prescribed in terms of ultimate loads, a factor of safety need not be applied unless otherwise specified.

Look in 14 CFR Part 25, Subpart C.
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Re: Factor safety used in E170 wing

Mon Mar 29, 2021 1:45 pm

As a general rule structures have a minimum 50% safety factor beyond the load limit.

The design load limits for a transport category aircraft are +2.5G/-1G clean, +2G/0G dirty.

- Beyond load limits, permanent deformation may occur.
- Ultimate load is limit load x1.5.
- Beyond ultimate load, the structure may fail.

As referenced by extender, ... /subpart-C
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