29 Jun 514: Rudder Tool
Linear static stress analysis of a rudder tool for a large aircraft. Both the tool and its frame were analysed in several load cases. For the frame, 2 design iterations were required as the initial design did not meet the acceptance criteria, and so recommendations were made to improve the design. For the rudder tool, three designs were analysed, with differing amounts of components being included in the model. Three load cases were analysed for the rudder tool, with different loads included, such as wind loads. The factor of safety was reported for the all components.