Accession Number:

AD0757283

Title:

Analysis of Taxiing Induced Vibrations in Aircraft by the Power Spectral Density Method.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. May-Dec 71,

Corporate Author:

CRANFIELD INST OF TECH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

43.0

Abstract:

Taxiing induced vibrations in large aircraft due to runway and taxiway unevenness have been recognized as a significant factor in causing airframe metal fatigue damage and dynamic stressing, as well as discomfort for the crew and passengers. Vibration of the landing gear also causes seal wear with subsequent leakage of air and hydraulic fluid. The report presents an analytical method of determining the random vibration response of a flexible aircraft caused by runway unevenness transmitted through the main landing gear struts. The aircraft used in the computation of vibration response is the Boeing KC-135A Stratotanker in the fully loaded configuration 324,000 lb 146,963 kg.

Subject Categories:

  • Transport Aircraft
  • Mechanics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE