Hi! I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience in performing analysis to determine the airworthiness of equipment racks. The equipment rack in question consists of a frame made of 1" steel tubing with the necessary bracing made of the same and is covered with thin aluminum sheathing. It is rigidly attached to a pallet in the cargo compartment of a C-130. If the rack consists of 3 stacked shelves, what are some possible approaches to take to determine the maximum mass that can be placed on each shelf in order that the contents will not become projectiles when subjected to loadings of 16g (fwd)? Without becoming to detailed here, I'm just interested in knowing what approaches could be taken. And if you have any books or websites I should visit, let me know! Thanks!
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