Code of Federal Regulations

Title 14 - Aeronautics and Space
Volume: 1Date: 2020-01-01Original Date: 2020-01-01Title: Section § 35.37 - Fatigue limits and evaluation.Context: Title 14 - Aeronautics and Space. CHAPTER I - FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION. SUBCHAPTER C - AIRCRAFT. PART 35 - AIRWORTHINESS STANDARDS: PROPELLERS. Subpart C - Tests and Inspections.
§ 35.37 Fatigue limits and evaluation. This section does not apply to fixed-pitch wood propellers of conventional design. (a) Fatigue limits must be established by tests, or analysis based on tests, for propeller: (1) Hubs. (2) Blades. (3) Blade retention components. (4) Components which are affected by fatigue loads and which are shown under § 35.15 to have a fatigue failure mode leading to hazardous propeller effects. (b) The fatigue limits must take into account: (1) All known and reasonably foreseeable vibration and cyclic load patterns that are expected in service; and (2) Expected service deterioration, variations in material properties, manufacturing variations, and environmental effects. (c) A fatigue evaluation of the propeller must be conducted to show that hazardous propeller effects due to fatigue will be avoided throughout the intended operational life of the propeller on either: (1) The intended airplane by complying with § 23.2400(c) or § 25.907 of this chapter, as applicable; or (2) A typical airplane. [Amdt. 35-8, 73 FR 63348, Oct. 24, 2008, as amended by Doc. FAA-2015-1621, Amdt. 35-10, 81 FR 96700, Dec. 30, 2016]