Analysis of failed STBD outrigger strut assembly of an aircraft

Sujata, M and Bhaskaran, TA and Bhaumik, SK (2003) Analysis of failed STBD outrigger strut assembly of an aircraft. Project Report. National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore.

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Abstract

A cracked starboard outrigger strut assembly of an aircraft was sent to the laboratory to analyze the cause of failure. Investigation revealed that the tube of the leg sub-assembly had failed by fatigue. The fatigue was of low cycle – high stress type. Misalignment of the sliding tube sub-assembly appears to be the most probable reason for fatigue crack initiation.

Item Type: Proj.Doc/Technical Report (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aircraft;starboard outrigger strut assembly;fatigue failure
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aeronautics (General)
CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Chemistry and Materials (General)
Division/Department: Materials Science Division, Materials Science Division, Materials Science Division
Depositing User: Mrs Manoranjitha M D
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2011 16:39
Last Modified: 14 Jul 2011 16:39
URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/9364

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