Stands allows you to perform tests of the landing gears, brakes, friction materials, shock absorbers, dampers, and other mechanical devices tests for energy dissipation; static and dynamic strength; fatigue; dynamic and functional characteristics; impact load resistance. Tests can be made for number of industries: aviation, automotive, general industrial (CS, FAR, EASA, MIL, AP, PN EN ISO9001, PN EN ISO17025, AQAP 2110 regulations/standards compliant). Landing Gear Laboratory is accredited by the Polish Center for Accreditation (Certificate No. AB 131)
Measurement range (according to the accreditation):
Force, range: 0.1 up to 400 kN.
Displacement, range: 0.05 up to 2400 mm.
Relative strain, range: 10 up to 15000 μm/m.
Rotational speed, range: 10 up to 20000 rpm.
Acceleration, range: 0 up to 200 m/s .
Pressure, range: 0 up to 60 MPa.
Temperature, range: -40 up to 1084°C.
Electrical based measurements. Thermography using FLIR SC645 (beyond accreditation). Fast camera measurements using Phantom VEO 410L (beyond accreditation).
Scope of testing:
Aircraft landing gears, Brakes, Friction materials, Shock absorbers, Dampers, Energy absorption, Static and dynamic strength, Fatigue, Dynamic and functional characteristics, Resistance to shock loads.
3T DROP TESTS STAND WITH DRUM
Test stand is used for landing gear amortization testing in life-like conditions. Testing capabilities of the test stand include taxiing, shimmy, obstacle passing, brake, and wheel tests on the changeable inertia rotating drum. Test stand can be used in aviation, automotive and industrial tests.
Maximum mass of test object including mounting parts 3T (it can be extended to 6.5T for wheel testing).
Maximum vertical force 118 kN.
Drum maximal rotational speed 800 rpm.
Drum maximal peripheral speed 58.6 m/s.
Diameter / Width: 1400 mm/530 mm.
Drum moment of inertia (adjustable): I1 = 294 kgm², I2 = 550 kgm², I3 = 588 kgm², I4 = 843 kgm².
Scope: Drop tests, Shimmy tests, Obstacle run tests, Brake tests, Wheel roll-on tests.
10T DROP TESTS STAND
Test stand is used for landing gear amortization testing in life-like conditions. Testing capabilities of the test stand include impact test on dampers, shock absorbers, springs, etc. As well as tests determining the ability to absorb energy i.e. crash tests.
Maximum mass of test object including mounting parts 10T.
Maximum forces in drop tests: Vertical force 392 kN. Horizontal force 196 kN. Side force 157 kN.
Maximum buffer pressure (lift) 3 MPa.
Maximum wheel spin up velocity 111 m/s.
Maximum free fall velocity up to 8 m/s – varies on test object height.
Scope: Drop tests, Wheel static tests, Functional tests.
Electrical based measurements.
Thermography using FLIR SC645 (beyond accreditation).
Fast camera measurements using Phantom VEO 410L (beyond accreditation).
Scope of testing:
Aircraft landing gears.
Static and dynamic strength.
Dynamic and functional characteristics.
Resistance to shock loads.
Aviation, automotive, general industry
Łukasiewicz Research Network – Institute of Aviation
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02-256 Warsaw, Poland
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