Faculty Advisor

Fofana, Mustapha S.

Abstract

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.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2016

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

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Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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