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Journal of Applied Nonlinear Dynamics
Miguel A. F. Sanjuan (editor), Albert C.J. Luo (editor)
Miguel A. F. Sanjuan (editor)

Department of Physics, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, 28933 Mostoles, Madrid, Spain


Albert C.J. Luo (editor)

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Southern Illinois University Ed-wardsville, IL 62026-1805, USA

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Sensitivity Analysis for the Shimmy Dynamics of an Airplane Main Landing Gear

Journal of Applied Nonlinear Dynamics 10(3) (2021) 513--529 | DOI:10.5890/JAND.2021.09.011

F. A. Romero

Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Engineering, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Paseo Col'{o}n 850, Buenos Aires Argentina

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Landing gear shimmy is the name given to the wobbling motion due to torsional vibration and lateral flexing of a landing gear leg. Depending on the airplane requirements Main Landing Gears have different configurations. In this paper we analyze the sensitivity responses of the shimmy dynamics of a main landing gear for different geometric configurations. The dynamics are expressed in terms of three different degrees of freedom. We focus on the geometry of the main landing gear, specifically how the side-stay attachment point inclination angle affects shimmy.


I would like to thank to my director of thesis Prof. Mar\'{i}a In\'{e}s Troparevsky for her support and guidance in this publication


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