Structural Analysis of Landing Strut MADEUP Of Carbon FIBRE Composite Material
The landing strut is a structure that supports a helicopter on ground and allows it to take-off, and land. In fact,
landing strut design tends to have several interferences with the helicopter structural design. Now a day the weight of landing
strut has become an important factor. Efforts are being made to reduce the weight of the helicopter and consequently increase
the payload. This paper presents an approach to optimize the design of landing strut of a Light Compact Helicopter (LCH)
made of Carbon Fibre Composite Material adopted from Aerospace Specification Metals (ASM). First the structural
behavior is tested using the structural analysis when subjected to behavior constraints. Optimization process is carried out
iteratively to minimize thickness of landing strut which results in the minimum weight of landing strut.