A brief introduction of the purpose of a landing gear and its functions. Sizes and types of Landing gears. Historical review of Landing gears built by BFGoodrich Landing Gear Division.
Description of gears currently built by BFGoodrich.
Description of analyses utilized in the design of Landing gear structures -- ultimate static stress analysis, fatigue analysis, sustained stress analysis, performance analyses. Also, a description of loading conditions that are critical in the design of Landing gears. Briefing on commonly used landing gear materials. Discussion on Qualification testing of landing gears.