Failure analysis of main landing attachment bolts of an aircraft

Venkataswamy, MA and Bhaskaran, TA and Sujata, M and Parameswara, MA and Keshab, Barai and Bhaumik, SK (2003) Failure analysis of main landing attachment bolts of an aircraft. Project Report. National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore.

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Two fractured main landing attachment bolts from an aircraft were sent to the laboratory for analysis. Examination showed that both the bolts have failed by fatigue. Examination also revealed numerous cracks at the thread roots of the bolts. The most probable reason for fatigue crack initiation appears to be the existence of fine cracks at the thread roots, possibly generated during tightening of the bolts.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Main landing gear;attachment bolts
Subjects: AERONAUTICS > Aeronautics (General)
CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Chemistry and Materials (General)
Depositing User: Mrs Manoranjitha M D
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2011 08:04
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2011 08:04

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