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Design and Analysis of Mechanical Damper

Dhanraj Burragalla, Raju Thanda and Tharakeshwar Appala


Landing gear is used by an air vehicle during takeoff, landing, and taxiing. Its function is to offer suspension and cushioning for safe operation. The shock absorber, often known as the principal active component, is the brace. The strut may be pneumatic, hydraulic, or a combination of the two. The goal of the research was to create a revolutionary mechanical damper design that would reduce landing-related vibrations. The product will subsequently undergo testing and evaluation for consistency and effectiveness under dynamic loading. This study discusses “Mechanical Damper Design and Analysis.” Additionally, it offers details on the many kinds of landing gears, dampers, and applications for each. Additionally, it provides details on the software programmes utilized to create the project. This project uses Solid Works to design, manufacture, and test a mechanical damper both theoretically and numerically and the simulations were performed in ANSYS 17.1. The simulation outcomes of a mechanical damper and a leaf spring were compared. The tests were run to ascertain the spring’s displacement, kinetic, and potential energies. After comparing the data, it was discovered that the mechanical damper could absorb 71% of the energy, the leaf spring could absorb 24%, and the control spring could absorb 30%.

Published on: November 30, 2023
doi: 10.17756/nwj.2023-s4-067
Citation: Burragalla D, Thanda R, Appala T. 2023. Design and Analysis of Mechanical Damper. NanoWorld J 9(S4): S394-S400.

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