Besides the design instructions like ASME III Subsection
NF and KTA 3205.3, the Sway Struts are subjected to a test procedure according
to KTA 3205.3.
The following tests were performed:
A) Dimension control
B) Dynamic tests at 10 Hz
C) Nondestructive examination
D) Failure test at 150°
E) Additional tests
In order to ensure for emergency condition the 1.5 fold nominal load and for faulted condition the 1,7 fold nominal load, the following tests were performed:
Test load = (failure load compression x 1,7 x 1,2) : 2,5
The Sway Struts met all requirements of KTA 3205.3.