Suspension and landing gear failures



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Elsevier Inc.


Failure of landing gears in aircrafts represents approximately a 10% of the total of failures reported for the aerospace industry. This chapter discusses the main causes of these failures, their prevention, and a complete analysis of three cases of failure of this kind of components. On the other hand, failures of suspension systems in vehicles represent approximately a 13% of the total of failures for the automotive industry. In this industry, it is a common practice to replace failed parts without any further investigation of the root causes of failure, which can make the amount of failures to be underestimated. This chapter will discuss the main types and causes of failures of suspension systems. One case of failure of this kind of components will be analyzed and discussed in detail. © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


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