Kinematic Analysis of a Track Link Mechanism For Trailing Edge Flaps of Aircraft

Rao, Raghavendra S and Ravishankar, S (2010) Kinematic Analysis of a Track Link Mechanism For Trailing Edge Flaps of Aircraft. In: 7th National Seminar & Exhibition on Aerospace And Related MEchanisms ARMS-2010, 17th & 18th September 2010, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India..

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    Abstract

    This paper presents the 3D kinematic analysis of the Track Link Mechanism for Trailing Edge Flaps of a Light Transport Aircraft (LTA). This complex mechanism comprises of 22 components and 9 joints that were modeled and assembled using CATIA software. The kinematic analysis of the mechanism was carried out using CATlA V4 Kinematics module, based on the initial layout proposed by the Wing Design Group in conjunction with Aerodynamics Group. The primary objective of this analysis was to minimize the lateral drift (l 1.37mm) in the roller movement as the roller moves in the track resulting a flap deflection of 0-30°. This necessitated changes in the geometry of the tracks (existing tracks are made of combination of a straight line and a curve) through which the roller moves. The paper puts forward in detail the existing mechanism and the new proposal with the modifications to the existing mechanism, carried out progressively to achieve the desired objectives and also presents the results thereof.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aircraft Design, Testing & Performance
    AERONAUTICS > Aircraft Stability and Control
    Division/Department: Centre for Civil Aircraft Design and Development, Centre for Civil Aircraft Design and Development
    Depositing User: Sri. S Raghavendra Rao
    Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2011 09:31
    Last Modified: 25 Oct 2011 09:31
    URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/10024

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