Aerospace Vehicle Systems Institute
1 July 2013 – 31 December 2013
Total award $35,000
SAVI is currently working toward a demonstration of the ability to pass information about solid models to and from a wheel braking system model (of the type described in SAE AIR 6110) done in a compliant solid modeling tool that is compatible with an architectural analysis model done in the Architectural Analysis and Design Language (AADL). This work supports this effort by generating a model of a representative landing gear system for a commercial air transport. This model is constructed in the SolidWorks solid modeling tool that allows SAVI users to manipulate it with their architectural model structure (AADL and SysML).
- Review literature and data to identify and obtain non-proprietary graphical models of landing gear and wheel braking systems representative of those found on commercial air transports.
- Generate models in SolidWorks, consisting of the size, location, and functionality of the main landing gear and the wiring harnesses. Check for consistency, accuracy, and interference effects. Report parameters that are checked and criteria for acceptance.
- Develop primary geometry of major components consisting of main strut, drag braces, wheel assembly, brake assembly, tires. Add geometry of initial wiring harness and location. Add needed details in all necessary components, with sizes, location, and connection ports for all electronic components shown in the functional diagrams. Indicate future modifications to model behavioral characteristics such as wheel brake dynamical modeling and control.
Working with me on this program are Undergraduate Research Assistants:
- Bailey Huber, B.S. student
- Riaz Husain, B.S. student