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1. (WO2007005556) SOFT SUPPORT SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMICALLY TESTING STRUCTURES
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Pub. No.: WO/2007/005556 International Application No.: PCT/US2006/025474
Publication Date: 11.01.2007 International Filing Date: 29.06.2006
IPC:
G01M 7/00 (2006.01) ,G01M 17/007 (2006.01) ,B64F 5/00 (2006.01)
G PHYSICS
01
MEASURING; TESTING
M
TESTING STATIC OR DYNAMIC BALANCE OF MACHINES OR STRUCTURES; TESTING OF STRUCTURES OR APPARATUS, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
7
Vibration-testing of structures; Shock-testing of structures
[IPC code unknown for G01M 17/07]
B PERFORMING OPERATIONS; TRANSPORTING
64
AIRCRAFT; AVIATION; COSMONAUTICS
F
GROUND OR AIRCRAFT-CARRIER-DECK INSTALLATIONS
5
Designing, manufacturing, assembling, cleaning, maintaining, or repairing aircraft, not otherwise provided for
Applicants:
THE BOEING COMPANY [US/US]; 100 N. Riverside Chicago, IL 60606, US (AllExceptUS)
FOSS, Gary, C. [US/US]; US (UsOnly)
Inventors:
FOSS, Gary, C.; US
Agent:
RAFTER, John, R. ; The Boeing Company MC 110-SD54 P.O. Box 2515 Seal Beach, CA 90740-1515, US
Priority Data:
11/173,58430.06.2005US
Title (EN) SOFT SUPPORT SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMICALLY TESTING STRUCTURES
(FR) SYSTEMES DE SUPPORT MOUS ET PROCEDES DESTINES A TESTER DYNAMIQUEMENT DES STRUCTURES
Abstract:
(EN) Soft support systems and methods for dynamically testing structures are disclosed. In one embodiment, a soft support system adapted to decouple a structure from a support surface for dynamic testing includes a containment bag, an inflatable chamber disposed at least partially within the containment bag and adapted to engage with a portion of the structure, the inflatable chamber being further adapted to exert a lifting force on the portion of the structure during inflation of the inflatable chamber, and an inflator module coupled to the inflatable chamber and adapted to facilitate inflation of the inflatable chamber within the containment bag. In one embodiment, the inflatable chamber comprises a toroidally-shaped inflatable member defining a central opening adapted to at least partially receive a portion of the structure during inflation of the inflatable chamber.
(FR) L'invention concerne des systèmes de support mous et des procédés destinés à tester dynamiquement des structures. Dans un mode de réalisation, un système de support mou conçu pour désaccoupler une structure d'une surface de support en vue d'un test dynamique comprend un sac de confinement, une chambre gonflable disposée au moins partiellement dans le sac de confinement et destinée à entrer en prise avec une partie de la structure, la chambre gonflable étant également conçue pour exercer une force de levage sur la partie de la structure pendant le gonflage, et un module de gonflage couplé à la chambre gonflable et conçu pour faciliter le gonflage de la chambre gonflable dans le sac de confinement. Dans un mode de réalisation, la chambre gonflable comprend un élément gonflable de forme toroïdale définissant une ouverture centrale destinée à recevoir au moins partiellement une partie de la structure pendant le gonflage de la chambre gonflable.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, NL, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
EP1907813CA2609382