Accession Number:

AD0756922

Title:

Filament Composite Material Landing Gear Program, Volume 1

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Apr 1969-1 Feb 1972

Corporate Author:

BENDIX CORP SOUTH BEND IN ENERGY CONTROLS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

237.0

Abstract:

The objective of this program was to explore the utility of boron composite materials in aircraft landing gear construction. The contract work statement required the design, fabrication and test of a boron composite material landing gear assembly interchangeable in both geometry and performance with the main landing gear of the A-37B aircraft. The use of Borsic-aluminum and boron epoxy materials was explored. Hardware designs were evolved for both materials. One full size landing gear assembly was tested. This assembly was composed of a boron epoxy outer cylinder, inner cylinder and side brace. All attachment fittings were metallic. The assembly was tested for hydraulic pressure containment and static structural strength.

Subject Categories:

  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE