C-130 Truss Mount Lug Structural Analysis

Truss mounts attach the C-130 aircraft engines to the wing structure.

MERC performed a structural analysis of the C-130 truss mount lugs to identify methods of preventing future crack nucleation and growth while still maintaining load carrying capability.

The study required nonlinear FE analysis techniques due to the yielding behavior of the metal and the transfer of bearing loads through contact of the various interfacing components.

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