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Graphite Composite Landing Gear Components - Side Brace Assembly and Torque Link for A37B Aircraft.
Final rept. 15 May 71-15 May 73,
HERCULES INC MAGNA UTAH BACCHUS WORKS
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A discussion is presented on graphite composite landing gear components. The design, fabrication, and testing of three separate components of the main landing gear for A37B aircraft are investigated. Specifically, the upper side brace, lower side brace, and torque arm are involved. Designs of point loaded graphiteepoxy composite landing gear components along with their fabrication, including the use of chopped graphiteepoxy curing molds, are presented. It is demonstrated that complex components can be fabricated using chopped and continuous graphiteepoxy to withstand the static and fatigue loads encountered by the production metal components in service. Component weight savings as great as 50 percent have been achieved under this contract. Author, modified-PL
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