USAAVRADCOM-TR-81-D-15, HELICOPTER LANDING GEAR DESIGN AND TEST CRITERIA INVESTIGATION (AUG-1981)
USAAVRADCOM-TR-81-D-15, HELICOPTER LANDING GEAR DESIGN AND TEST CRITERIA INVESTIGATION (AUG-1981)., This report presents the results of an investigation to summarize
the landing gear criteria for helicopters. The investigation
was conducted in two phases. The first phase
constitutes a summary of a literature survey and the second
phase consists of a design study of various landing gear configurations.
Landing gears designed to the proposed new
criteria are considered to be cost-effective since the savings
in damage will exceed the procurement cost differential for
William T. Alexander and Charles E. Stuhlman of the Aeronautical
Technology Division, Structures Technical Area, served as project
engineers for this effort.