At the time, when airplane is in air or preparing for a landing or has already landed on ground; in an aircraft, quantum of momentum force (mass × velocity) to be generated is entirely dependent upon its size (Dead load) and passenger and/or goods carrying capacity (Live load).
Presently, in aircraft(s), to nullify said momentum force, braking (drag) force is being generated/ applied:
- by moving rear portion of wings (flaps) to create resistance (drag) to air flow across the wings;
- by friction force being generated in wheels due to contact with surface of a runway;
- by applying brake in wheel(s).
Note: When airplane is in the air or preparing for landing: Option 1, only is applicable; and When airplane has already landed on ground: Option 1, 2 and 3 are applicable.
- Out of these three braking forces; drag force generated ‘by moving rear portion of wings’, only is adjustable (other two are almost non-adjustable) and also the same is most critical for nullifying the force of momentum and for deciding the required length of a runway, to bring an aircraft to a stop position.
- This innovation/product can help in creating greater resistance to air flow across the aircraft (front to back) and thus will help in generating greater braking force.
- As the flow coefficient of this innovation is 3-15 times lower than an orifice.
- This braking system will be much more robust and dependable than existing one.
- This will result in reducing the required length of runway at airports and also in allowing aircraft like A-380 (about 700 seat plane) to operate from almost all airports (including small size airports).
Our Technology can help in making the process of fall of an airplane from a high altitude to a lower altitude, safe and comfortable:
To bring down an airplane from high altitude to lower altitude; a pilot opens slots (present in both wings); this act allows upward movement of air, across wings.
Hence, airplane falls down with a greater acceleration due to gravitational force and passengers feel a situation like weightlessness; as we commonly feel while moving in a lift (from top to bottom).
- This is entirely dependent upon the judgment of a pilot i.e. at what pace or speed he/she allows an airplane to fall (i.e. open these slots; partly or fully).
- This device, if placed in those slots will allow upward movement of air across wings at a designed flow rate and thus will allow smoother fall of an airplane from high altitude to a lower altitude and passengers will no feel like weightlessness.
- This placement will remove all possibilities of failure; which may happen due to human error or failure in operation of cover(s) of slot(s).
- This innovation can easily be fitted in a new airplane as well as can easily be retrofitted in an existing aircraft; subject to it is sufficiently (mechanically) strong to tolerate with the bending and/ or torsion forces to be developed; in consequence of resistance to be generated in flowing fluid i.e. air.