Wing loads for FEA Wing loads for FEA prajwal90 (Aerospace) (OP) 21 May 14 23:30 Hello, What kind of loads have to be considered for a wing for a simple static analysis? The wing doesn't have any power-plant or control surface attached to it. Thanks RE: Wing loads for FEA SparWeb (Aerospace) 21 May 14 23:45 1) lift 2) drag 3) inertia It is difficult to answer your question seriously. You ask it at a "first day of school" level. If you have a serious problem to solve, and aren't in school, then could you please flesh out your question, in a way that would not be answered by typing out the content of an entire textbook? STF RE: Wing loads for FEA 3DDave (Aerospace) 30 May 14 21:24 I like the pictures of small planes on their backs on saw horses with literally tons of sandbags stacked on them. Calc what you want, the sandbags never make bad assumptions or miss a load concentration. Not so good with fatigue, though. RE: Wing loads for FEA SparWeb (Aerospace) 30 May 14 22:04 "...Not so good with fatigue, though Unless you hire summer students to rapidly put on and take off and put back on the sandbags... STF RE: Wing loads for FEA berkshire (Aeronautics) 30 May 14 23:23 Unless you hire summer students to rapidly put on and take off and put back on the sandbags Yes That would fatigue the students. B.E. You are judged not by what you know, but by what you can do. RE: Wing loads for FEA drawoh (Mechanical) 5 Jun 14 11:59 How about a daycare centre with fat kids who need to jump up and down on something? -- JHG RE: Wing loads for FEA 3DDave (Aerospace) 5 Jun 14 12:06 Gravitationally challenged.