Load Testing on Boeing's 787 Landing Gear Components

Professor Hyonny Kim
Dr. Gianmario Benzoni

Professor Kim and Dr. Benzoni recently conducted the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification testing of landing gear components for the new Boeing 787 aircraft. These components were made by Messier-Dowty using advanced composite materials. The parts were subjected to loads exceeding 1 million pounds using the Powell Lab's unique Seismic Response Modification Device (SRMD) test facility, of which Dr. Benzoni is the Project Manager.