Structural and functional tests of landing gears and their parts

Front leg modal test

development activities and services:

Functional landing gear and dumping systems tests:

  • Drop tests
  • Landing gear static and fatigue tests
  • Shimmy tests
  • Landing gear and shock absorbers characteristics
  • Special test according to customer´s requirements


Wheels, brakes, tires tests:

  • Structural strength tests
  • Fatigue and durability tests, roll-out tests
  • Certification/homologation tests of aeronautical and other tyres
  • Brake efficiency and wear tests
  • Anti-blocking and ABS systems tests

 

Equipment:

Servohydraulic system IST – Schenck:

  • Labtronic 8800 control system
  • Software bundle RS Labsite, LMS TecWare a TWR
  • Hydropuls servohydraulic system (6 actuators)


Multifunctional drop test machine for landing gear, wheels and brakes tests:

  • Range of drop masses 150 – 10 000 kg
  • Range of drop heights 0 – 2 m
  • Wing lift simulation 0 – 100%


Flywheel (drum) system of drop test machine:

  • Diameter 1 500 mm
  • Peripheral speed 0 – 400 kph
  • Variable moment of inertia 581,2 – 3 070,5 kg/m2


Flywheel (drum) equipment:

  • Drum diameters 1 300 – 1 500 mm
  • Max. radial loading 6 000 kg

 

Research projects:

  • WHEELS AND BRAKES– "Development of wheels and brakes for landing gears of small and medium size aircraft“, (2018-2020, MIT - TRIO, project No. FV30270)

 

Contact person:

Ing. Václav Horák, Ph.D., Head of Structural Tests, VZLU
tel: +420 225 115 225, e-mail: horak@vzlu.cz