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Finite Element Modeling of the Arresting Gear and Simulation of the Aircraft Deck Landing Dynamics

Dmitriy Mikhaluk, Igor Voinov, Alexey Borovkov
In the current work a full-scale dynamic model of the deck arresting gear is developed. Arresting gear is a special aero-carrier unit that is destined to provide efficient arrest of deck jet-fighters with high deck landing speed (200-240 km/h). It consists of a hydraulic plunger brake connected with take-up cable stretched across the deck, through the multiple block-and-tackle and spring-damper elements. The devel-oped numerical model contains all basic ele-ments of the real prototype and used to analyze the dynamic behavior of the arresting gear and tune it for specific conditions of the arrest.
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