WIT Press

Undercarriage Failure And Repair Of A Mock-up Wide-bodied Aircraft

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/MRS960291

Volume

24

Pages

10

Published

1996

Size

787 kb

Author(s)

B.W. Golley, J. Sneddon, B.B. Hughes, J.E. Tick, D.M. Devenish & P. Reynolds

Abstract

The Australian Defence Force operates a non-flying mock-up generic wide- bodied aircraft, broadly similar in appearance to the short-bodied Boeing 747 aircraft. This mock-up, which has a steel frame and weighs 180 tonnes, was built at about a quarter of the cost of the cheapest available used wide-bodied aircraft. It is capable of being towed to any position on the paved areas of the airfield where it is located. After a short period of use, the mock-up suffered a major failure of its rear undercarriage assemblies. Investigations indicated that the torque exerted on th

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