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Landing-Gear Vibration

Report Number: AF TR 6590
Author: Moreland, William J.
Corporate Author: Flight Research Laboratory
Laboratory: Flight Research Laboratory
Date of Publication: 1951-10
Pages: 78
Contract: Laboratory Research - No Contract
Project: None Given
PB Number: PB116370
AD Number: ADA955967

The self-excited vibration of a landing gear is generated in an interplay of effects present in the tire, the landing gear proper, and in the entire airfram itself. The analysis of these simultaneous actions is given a simple form; the manner in which energy enters the system, and the necessary structural modifications to control ahimmy are explained.

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