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Design Considerations for Electromechanical Flight Control Actuation Systems C1207


This four-hour short course intends to present an overview of electrically powered flight control actuation systems, covering commercial applications. The scope covers issues related to the mechanical design of actuators themselves, with limited reference to their control electronics. Additionally, this course will provide participants an understanding of the design considerations behind these actuation systems.


Learning Objectives
By attending this seminar, you will be able to:
  • Explain electromechanical actuation systems in aircraft flight control systems
  • Identify key design considerations of electromechanical actuators
  • Identify a few key design considerations of electric actuator control electronics
  • Evaluate overall design considerations of electromechanical flight control actuation systems

Who Should Attend
This seminar is designed for engineers and other key personnel with little or no previous electromechanical flight control actuation knowledge.

Prerequisites
None.

  • EMA Configurations
    • Rotary
    • Linear
    • Redundancy schemes
  • Typical Requirements
    • Operating modes
    • Loads (applied, generated, and duty cycle)
    • Stroke
    • Rates
    • Life
    • Stiffness
    • Other typical requirements from ARP5812
  • Actuator Components
    • Motors
    • Gears
    • Ball Screws
    • Roller Screws
    • Stops
    • Brakes
    • No-backs
    • Torque Limiters
    • Sensors
    • Failure Mechanisms
    • Dampers
    • Controllers - a few leading considerations
  • Considerations
    • Jams
    • Efficiency
    • Back-drivability and load holding
    • Uncommanded motion
    • Sealing vs venting
    • Latency
    • Heat dissipation, temperature, and cooling
    • Materials, processes, and allowables
    • Test duration and acceleration
    • Space, envelope, form factor
  • Performance Analysis
    • Static
    • Dynamic
David Manzanares

David Manzanares has been employed at Moog Inc. since 2000, mostly in the aircraft flight control arena. He is presently Manager of Primary Flight Controls Engineering in Moog Aircraft Group's Commercial Sector. During his career, Mr. Manzanares has led multiple engineering development activities for cockpit controls and electromechanical actuators including the design and development of the 787 spoiler EMA and horizontal stabilizer trim actuator. His present activities include technical oversight for engineering development programs, employee development, customer technical interface, and technology road mapping for Moog's actuation product lines. He received his B.S. degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University and his M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah.

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Fees: $835.00
SAE Members: $668.00 - $752.00

.4 CEUs
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.

For additional information, contact SAE Customer Service 1-877-606-7323 (724-776-4970 outside the U.S. and Canada) or at CustomerService@sae.org.

Duration: .5 Day
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