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ANALYSIS OF

COMPOSITE LANDING
GEAR FOR LIGHT
AIRCRAFT
Anurag Jasti

215ME6231

LANDING GEAR
It is the most critical

component of an aircraft.
It is used to absorb

horizontal and vertical


energy caused by landing
of aircraft.
Thus utmost care must be

taken while designing a


main landing gear.

LANDING GEAR DESIGN


Old Design

New Design

ANALYSIS PARAMETERS
Materials: GF/Epoxy, Carbon Steel
Lamina type: Unidirectional, Bidirectional
Load: 5600 N, 11200 N

Nodal deflection plot at 5600N


with unidirectional fibre
arrangement

Nodal deflection plot at 5600N


with bi-directional fibre
arrangement

Nodal deflection plot at


11200N with unidirectional
fibre arrangement

Nodal deflection plot at 111200N


with bi-directional fibre arrangement

RESULT AND CONCLUSION


It was observed that at a maximum designed load of 5600 N (maximum

take-off weight), design is quite safe with unidirectional fibre arrangement


as well as with bi-directional fibre arrangement.

This development shows that application of GF / EPOXY material makes it

possible to reduce the weight of the landing gear without any reduction in
load carrying capacity and stiffness resulting in 13th times lesser weight
than the metallic landing gear.

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