Control of noise sources on aircraft landing gear bogies

M. G. Smith*, B. Fenech, Leung Choi Chow, N. Molin, W. Dobrzynski, Chistelle Seror

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The main landing gears of large commercial aircraft are an important contributor to the total aircraft noise during landing approach. Within a European financed research project called SILENCER ("Significantly Lower Community Exposure to Aircraft Noise") a study in "advanced low noise landing gear design" was performed to develop operational landing gears that take into account aeroacoustic constraints early in the design stage. In full scale tests a good level of noise reductions was achieved relative to the equivalent conventional landing gears. For the main landing gear however, there was evidence that further noise reductions might be achievable by refining the design of the bogie. This paper describes a follow-on study at 0.25 model scale to investigate in detail some of the design parameters that affect the noise of the bogie. The test results show that the distribution of sources on the bogie is sensitive to the detailed design, but that achieving reductions in total noise is not straightforward. Analysis of flow patterns indicated by the noise data and flow visualization does however lead to a number of ways of adapting the design of the gear to provide significant noise control.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCollection of Technical Papers - 12th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Externally publishedYes
Event12th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference - Cambridge, MA, United States
Duration: 8 May 200610 May 2006

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NameCollection of Technical Papers - 12th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference


Conference12th AIAA/CEAS Aeroacoustics Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityCambridge, MA


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