Investigation into the interaction of nose landing gear and two DOF fuselage dynamics

Sarah E Kewley, Mark H Lowenberg, Simon A Neild, Bernd Krauskopf

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Abstract

Pilots may experience vibrations in the cockpit during ground manoeuvres because of energy being transferred from the nose landing gear to the fuselage. This indicates that the fuselage dynamics could also have an effect on the dynamics of the gear. To study this interaction, a mathematical model of a nose landing gear coupled to a fuselage model with yaw and pitch degrees of freedom is developed. Results obtained by bifurcation analysis show the nature of the interaction between the two systems; in particular the two-DOF fuselage does affect the onset and subsequent severity of nose landing gear shimmy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)881-891
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Aircraft
Volume53
Issue number4
Early online date27 May 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2016

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