Magneto-Rheological Shimmy Damper

During taxiing, takeoff or landing, parts of the landing gear of a commercial plane can undesirably oscillate. This is often the cause of premature wear of certain components. To reduce the impact of this phenomenon, the landing gear designers integrate mechanical elements whose function is to dissipate the kinetic energy associated with these undesirable oscillations. The objective of this project is to design an actuator using magneto-rheological fluid to replace these mechanical elements of the landing gear. The evaluation criteria for this design will be the complexity of the new architecture of the entire system, mass and performance of landing gear.

Intern: 
Mathieu Lamy
Faculty Supervisor: 
François Charron
Project Year: 
2016
Province: 
Quebec
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