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STATIC LOADS

Distance between NLG and nose = 2m


Distance between NLG and MLG (F) = wheelbase = 13.35 m
Distance between MLG and aft CG (Lm) = 0.79 m
Distance between NLG and aft CG (Ln) = 12.56 m
Distance between MLG and fwd CG (P) = 2.07 m
Distance between NLG and fwd CG (L) = 11.28 m
Height (H) = 3.124 m
Design take of mass (Mt) = 176469 kg
Standard security factor = 1.5
Calculation of MLG static loads
Static load on the MLG = (Mt*g*Ln)/F = 1628717.661 N = 366150.29723339324 lbs
Ultimate static load on the MLG = (1628717.661*1.5) = 2443076.492 N = 549225.4459624944 lbs
Static load on the MLG per strut = (1628717.661/2) N = 814358.8307 N = 183075.1486616584 lbs
Ultimate static load on the MLG per strut = (814358.8307*1.5) N = 1221538.246 N =
274612.7229812472 lbs
Including a safety factor of 7%
Maximum static load on the MLG = 1742727.897 N
Maximum static load per strut on the MLG = 871363.9488 N
Calculation of NLG static loads
Maximum static load on the NLG = (Mt*g*[(F-L)/F]) = 268427.1942 N
Ultimate static load = (268427.1942*1.5) N = 402640.7913 N
Minimum static load = (Mt*g*Lm)/F = 102443.2287 N
Maximum braking load on the NLG = 368144.0267 N
Including a safety factor of 7%
Maximum static load on the NLG = 287217.0978 N = 64572.18925 lbs
Maximum braking load on the NLG = 393914.1086 N = 88559.82657 lbs

MLG weight distribution


Maximum Load on the main landing gear = (2*Maximum static load on the MLG) / (Mt*g) = 94.08 %
Ground Stability (turnover angle calculation)
Lateral distance between MLGs = 12m
Lateral distance between NLGs = 1m
A= F-C = 6-0.5 = 5.5
Alpha = 22.39 degrees
X= C/tan alpha = 1.21
Theta = Tan^-1 [(3.124)/(12.56+1.21)sin 22.39] = 30.77 degrees.
Initial MLG tire sizing
Design take-off weight (Mt) = 176469 kg
Design maximum landing weight (Wl) = 141175 kg
Lift coefficient (CL) = 0.8
Number of MLG wheels (each strut) = 4
Wing reference area = 647 m^2
Density = 1.225 kg/m^3
MLG static load per tire = (183075.1486616584/4) = 45768.787 lbs
Stall speed at maximum take-off weight at clean (with a safety factor 0f 1.07) = 73.9 m/s =165.3 mph
Stall speed at landing with maximum landing weight at clean = 66.09 m/s = 147.84 mph
Corresponding maximum touch down speed = 66.09*1.2 = 79.31 m/s = 177.41 mph
Tire Selection
Basic tire specification:
Type = 49x19.0-20
Ply Rating = 32
Rated speed = 235 mph
Rated load = 51900 lbs

Rated Inflation = 195 psi


Maximum braking load = 77800 lbs
Part No = 491K29-3
Weight = 233.3 lbs
Tire Customization
P = 203589.71*195 / 230851.2 = 171.97 psi
Tire Growth
Growth factor = 1.04
Section height growth factor = 1.115 (0.075*0.767) = 1.06
Section Height = (49-20)/2 = 14.5 in = 368.3 mm
Shoulder Section Height = (43.8-20)/2 = 11.9 in = 302.26 mm
Maximum grown section width = (1.04*19) = 19.76 in = 501.90 mm
Maximum grown outside diameter = (20+ 2*1.06*14.5) = 50.74 in = 1288.80 mm
Maximum grown shoulder width = (1.04*16.7) = 17.37 in = 441.20 mm
Maximum grown shoulder diameter = (20+ 2*1.06*11.9) =45.23 in = 1148.84 mm
Tire Clearance
Radial clearance = 0.0652 * 19.76 + 0.4 = 1.69 in = 42.93 mm
Lateral clearance = 0.019*19.76 + 0.23 = 0.61 in = 15.49 mm
Radial distance from axle = 0.5*50.74 + 1.69 = 27.06 in = 687.32 mm
Lateral distance = 0.5*19.76 + 0.61 = 10.49 in = 266.45 mm
Minimum shoulder clearance = 0.5 (1.69+0.61) = 1.15 in = 29.21 mm