Accession Number:

ADA058529

Title:

New Concepts in Composite Material Landing Gear for Military Aircraft. Volume I. Technical Discussion.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Apr 76-Feb 78,

Corporate Author:

ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL LOS ANGELES CA LOS ANGELES DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

156.0

Abstract:

Phase I effort included the selection of the B-1 Nose Gear as the baseline landing gear system and the conceptual design and evaluation of three concepts using composite material hardware. One concept was constrained by form, fit and function, one by fit and function, and the third by function only. The most effective gains in the use of composite material was when design freedom was increased and only the function constraint was used. Phase II effort was redirected as a result of the Phase I results, and the main landing gear for the ATS advanced fighter, which is in the preliminary design stage, was selected as the baseline since it required only the function constraint. The scope of materials studied was increased, and Metal Matrix Composites and Advanced Metallics were studied, as well as Organic Advanced Composites. Designs were made, analyzed, and evaluated for each concept.

Subject Categories:

  • Bombers
  • Attack and Fighter Aircraft
  • Laminates and Composite Materials

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE