Goodrich looks at aircraft braking from a total system engineering approach. Our designs utilize the latest engineering technology and tools to develop braking system components that operate together to provide safe, reliable and efficient braking. Our engineering capabilities continue to evolve as Goodrich searches for new ways to lower the cost of ownership, improve operational readiness, improve vibration resistance and provide the highest quality wheels and braking systems in the industry. Our carbon engineers are continually exploring new technologies and manufacturing techniques to enhance carbon brake material for improved brake life and lower cost-per-landing for our customers.
Research and Development (R&D) Capabilities:
- Real-time simulation expertise, hydraulic braking system mock-ups and aircraft mathematical models
- 3-D parametric solid modeling, linear and non-linear structural FEA, modal and transient system stability analysis and simulation, heat transfer and CFD analysis and simulation
- Patented advanced brake control and antiskid algorithm technology
- Large, well-equipped test laboratory capable of simulating aircraft operating conditions to validate highly engineered designs
– Roadwheel dynamometers used to test stopping performance as well as dynamic and thermal performance
– Shaft dynamometers used for brake friction/wear, R&D and reliability tests
– Roll dynamometers used to develop, test and validate new wheel designs
– State-of-the-art data acquisition
- Metallurgy laboratory qualified to perform mechanical properties testing; microstructure analysis, failure analysis and material evaluations; non-destructive testing and scanning electron microscopy with energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer analyses.