Canada: Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering
This study uses the finite element software, FRANC2D, and the life-time analysis software, AFGROW, to perform simulation analyses of the damage tolerance of the landing gear of light aviation vehicles. This study explores the effect that the initial crack positions and different materials have on the life cycle of landing gear under long-term loads. This study also compares the relationship between stress intensity factors and crack growth for four types of aluminum alloys, titanium alloy and alloy steel. The relationship between residual strength and life cycle, in the presence of existing cracks, is also investigated.
Transactions of the Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering 37(4), pp.1147-1159