Tensional State Activated by Nose Gear of the Airbus 380-800

The airport pavement project requires, in general, the mass of the critical take-off aircraft; particularly it uses the load transmitted by one of the main landing rear gears; in fact the contemporary presence of two main gears on the same slab is rare. The anterior or secondary gear has essentially directional functions and it is not considered in the calculation because the load that transmits to the aircraft pavement is negligible. In this research, instead, the anterior gear of the Airbus 380 (nicknamed Super Jumbo) is examined. The Airbus A380 have all the typologies of landing gear with which the modern commercial aircrafts are equipped: directional anterior twin wheels (Nose Landing Gear - NLG), rear double tandem bearing wheels (Wing Landing Gear - WLG) and rear tridem bearing wheels (Body Landing Gear - BLG). Through a computational code FEM (Finite Element Analysis) and the predisposition of numerous models, the authors show that, for particular conditions of static load, the NLG, often neglected in the airport pavement design, determines tensile stress more elevated than those activated by the bearing rear gears WLG and BLG.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 12p
  • Monograph Title: 2010 FAA Worldwide Airport Technology Transfer Conference: Next Generation of Airport Technology

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  • Accession Number: 01608292
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 19 2016 8:40AM