Linear Buckling Analysis of Landing Gear
Rishabh Chaudhary1, Srishti Singh2, Vipul Saxena3

1Rishabh Chaudhary*, department of mechanical engineering, JSSATE, Noida, India.
2Srishti Singh, department of mechanical engineering, JSSATE, Noida, India.
3Vipul Saxena, department of mechanical engineering, JSSATE, Noida, India.
Manuscript received on July 29, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on August 25, 2019. | Manuscript published on August 30, 2019. | PP: 2365-2368 | Volume-8 Issue-6, August 2019. | Retrieval Number: F8692088619/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.F8692.088619
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Abstract: In an aircraft the landing gear is the most critical system which acts as suspension during landing and take-off. During this, it experiences very large magnitude of impact load which is mostly compressive in nature. Hence, a major concern in this structure is buckling failure. Buckling is a mode of failure in which compressive forces act along the axis of the component. Buckling can cause catastrophic deformation of the component for slight increase in load acting on the body. Many a time buckling is the deciding factor for allowable stress. So, the buckling strength of the material used for landing gear should be sufficiently high enough to resist failure. Good corrosion resistance and low density makes Ti-6Al-4V (also called TC4) the most commonly used material for the landing gear. This paper deals with linear buckling analysis of landing gear and compares the result of three titanium alloys (TC4, Ti-7Al-4Mo, TIMETAL 834) for landing gear. The landing gear assembly is designed in CREO 3.0 and linear buckling analysis is performed in ANSYS 19.2.
Keywords: Landing gear, Linear buckling, Load multiplier, Titanium alloys.