9. Landing Gear Design

  1. Mohammad H. Sadraey

Published Online: 19 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118352700.ch9

Aircraft Design: A Systems Engineering Approach

Aircraft Design: A Systems Engineering Approach

How to Cite

Sadraey, M. H. (2012) Landing Gear Design, in Aircraft Design: A Systems Engineering Approach, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118352700.ch9

Author Information

  1. Daniel Webster College, New Hampshire, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 26 OCT 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781119953401

Online ISBN: 9781118352700



  • landing gear design;
  • landing gear, supporting aircraft on ground in take off/and landing;
  • landing gear, wheels, some aircrafts provided skis for snow/or floats;
  • functional analysis and design requirements;
  • aircraft landing gear, crucial for a take-off and landing;
  • landing gear design flowchart;
  • fixed, retractable, or separable landing gear;
  • landing gear geometry, location of main gear to center of gravity;
  • landing gear mechanical subsystems/parameters;
  • landing gear design steps


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Functional Analysis and Design Requirements

  • Landing Gear Configuration

  • Fixed, Retractable, or Separable Landing Gear

  • Landing Gear Geometry

  • Landing Gear and Aircraft Center of Gravity

  • Landing Gear Mechanical Subsystems/Parameters

  • Landing Gear Design Steps

  • Landing Gear Design Example

  • Problems

  • References