Aerospace Actuators 1: Needs, Reliability and Hydraulic by Jean-Charles Mar?

By Jean-Charles Mar?

This ebook is the 1st of a sequence of volumes that disguise the subject of aerospace actuators following a systems-based strategy.

This first quantity presents common info on actuators and their reliability, and makes a speciality of hydraulically provided actuators. Emphasis is wear hydraulic strength actuators as a expertise that's used generally for all plane, together with more recent plane.

Currently, takeovers through significant businesses of smaller businesses during this box is threatening the services of aerospace hydraulics and has unavoidably ended in a lack of services. extra elimination of hydraulics educating in engineering levels capacity there's a have to capitalize efforts during this box so one can flow it ahead as a method of delivering more secure, greener, more affordable and quicker aerospace services.


The subject matters coated during this set of books represent an important resource of data for people and engineers looking to examine extra approximately aerospace hydraulics.


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This first volume is focused on mechanical power transmission using hydraulic technologies. Most or all electrical solutions, both on the signal level and on the power level, will be addressed in the second volume of this series. Mechanical to mechanical power conversion – even though it can be found in certain actuation functions powered hydraulically – will also be addressed in the second volume. 3. Hydraulic power actuation The following section provides a quick introduction and overview of hydraulically powered actuation, which will then be further detailed in the next chapters.

For reliability reasons, it is powered by a double hydraulic power source (main and backup) with constant pressure. In case of loss of power, it switches automatically to direct drive mode, backlash-free, between the control rod and the cylinder rod. The servo-control, which consists essentially of bodies of revolution, is 24 Aerospace Actuators 1 mounted in line with the control linkage of control surfaces. The cylinder is of the differential type and its piston constitutes the body of the hydraulic valve.

Conversely, concerning nose landing gear steering, opening allows the wheel to self-align. Steerability on the ground is then carried out by differential left/right braking. – Jamming (or seizure). The system output is frozen (for example, the cylinder rod is jammed in the cylinder body and it is no longer possible to transmit motion). For certain flight controls such as the trimmable horizontal stabilizer, jamming is the preferred failure mode. This is because longitudinal balance is hardly affected and can be corrected by the elevators.

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