Investigation of the air-compression process during drop tests of an oleo-pneumatic landing gear

James H. Walls
naca-tn-2477
Sep 1951


A brief study has been made to evaluate the importance of the type of air-compression process on the loads produced on an oleo-pneumatic landing gear during impact and to determine the type of air-compression process actually obtained during drop tests. The data used in this investigation were obtained in tests of a small landing gear with dropping weights ranging from 1500 to 2500 pounds.

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