Graphite Composite Aircraft Landing Gear Wheel.
Final rept. 18 Mar 74-30 Oct 75.
HERCULES INC MAGNA UTAH BACCHUS WORKS
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The effort during Phase I of the contract included detailed design of a composite wheel assembly to function structurally and mechanically in a manner identical to the existing metal braked main landing gear wheel for the T-39 aircraft. The design and analysis of the graphite composite landing gear wheel was based on demonstrated material properties. A thermal analysis of the composite structure showed the maximum wheel temperature to be 406 F adjacent to the steel brake keys inner wheel half and 223 F on the outer wheel half. Hercules 4397AS resin system was selected for the inner wheel half and 3501AS for the outer half. During Phase II, one inner and two outer wheel halves were fabricated. Author
- Training Aircraft
- Laminates and Composite Materials