Paper number 643
|DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPOSITE TORQUE LINK FOR HELICOPTER LANDING GEAR APPLICATIONS|
Structures Technology Department, Development and Evaluation, National Aerospace Laboratory, Voorsterweg 31, 8316 PR Marknesse, The Netherlands
|Summary||In the framework of a composite landing gear technology programme, a composite torque link for helicopter landing gear applications was developed. The torque link was designed by finite element analysis and optimised for minimal weight. The torque link was fabricated by Resin Transfer Moulding (RTM) for which a tooling concept was developed. Static tests demonstrated the load carrying capabilities in undamaged and damaged condition of the torque link since all specimens failed beyond their Design Ultimate Load level.
||Keywords|| integrated design and manufacturing, resin transfer moulding, composite torque links.
Theme : Processing, Integrated Design and Manufacturing ; Processing
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