Fofana, Mustapha S.
United Technologies Research Center
This Major Qualifying Project investigates alternative braking methods for commercial aircraft, and evaluates the feasibility of a fluidic brake utilizing magnetorheological fluid (MRF). This design addresses the issue of overheating of conventional brakes during high-speed rejected takeoffs (RTO). Braking requirements are given by the brake energy conversion rate as a function of time during an RTO. The MRF braking system is then evaluated using a computational thermodynamic model to determine the transient pressures and temperatures generated during an RTO event.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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