Re: Landing Gear Loads

Date:         02 Sep 98 01:08:22 
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In article <airliners.1998.1337@ohare.Chicago.COM>, kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl
Swartz) writes:

>>plane -- despite every pilot's best effort to grease the landing --
>>will be descending at somewhere between zero and, say, 500 feet per
>>second when it touches down ... spinning the tires up to ~150knots
>500 feet per second is nearly 300 knots.  Yes, I think it's safe to say
>that the vertical velocity is between zero and twice the airspeed of the
>aircraft at touchdown!
>Perhaps an extra zero snuck in there?

The standard descent rate for the stressing of a Landing Gear at Design Landing
Weight is 10 ft/s. The gear is also to allow a vertical speed of 6 ft/s when
landing at Max Takeoff Weight.

Gerald Wilson