Hi-Was just wondering how the load is placed on the main landing gear for airliners. At the moment thinking something like:
- There must be very strong members / very strong box for the point where the fuselage attaches to the landing gear.
- The individual gear struts may be attached at more than 1 point to the fuselage to help spread out the load.
- If the load is only transmitted through few points (like 1 per gear strut) the attachment points must be very strong & highly reinforced for the fuselage region.
Mainly wondering if the fuselage is made mainly of light aluminium with the much more soild heavy gear how would the gear not go through the "floor" with landing or parked.
Many thanks for any help/information-P.
[Edited 2006-12-24 00:43:00]