ACS Australia conducted the design, analysis and experimental validation of the Martin Jetpack Aircraft landing gear.
Included in the crash and impact analysis work, ACS Australia managed the landing gear drop test program to measure the response of the components under repeated heavy landing conditions and a single crash landing.
Validation of the simulation model was conducted by comparing the simulation against experimental data produced from the test program. A significant benefit of FEA (Finite Element Analysis) is the ability to make design changes within suitable timeframes while meeting customer requirements.
ACS Australia can conduct design and analysis of carbon fibre composite structures of any size and complexity supported by the latest generation finite element analysis software and solid modelling CAD systems. Please contact us to find out how Crash and Impact Analysis can help your project!
The Martin Jetpack is a small VTOL aircraft with two ducted fans powered by petrol engines to provide lift and was being developed for the first responder market. ACS Australia was responsible for the design of the airframe and landing gear assembly. The main components of the landing gear design are the skids and struts which are made predominately out of carbon fibre due to its high strength-to-weight ratio. Four of these sub-assemblies make up one landing gear assembly. Each strut comprises of a damper, which acts to absorb energy in normal landing situations and a composite crush tube which only activates in a crash landing scenario. The skids and struts aim to safely decelerate the vehicle motion in the event of a heavy or crash landing, such that no significant harm will be imposed onto the pilot during operation.