Analysis and optimization of conceptual landing gear designs

This project, sponsored by Safran Landing Systems Canada (SafranLS), involves the development of engineering techniques that enable rapid conceptual design of aircraft landing gear. The goal is to speed the early design of new landing gear to enable SafranLS to produce more, faster bids to manufacture landing gear for new aircraft at their two Canadian sites. The interns engaged on this project will be using existing SafranLS data to improve models for kinematic optimization and parameter estimation, and implement these models in computational codes that are intended for use by SafranLS engineering staff. In total, there will be eight four-month internship units among six interns during the course of the project. These interns will get critical training in mechanics and design of landing gear, and will interact with the SafranLS design engineers throughout their internship terms.

Andrew Cross
Faculty Supervisor: 
Craig Steeves
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