(Cary, NC – June 30, 2011) – Technology developed by LORD Corporation – a leader in the management of vibration, motion and noise control – will be presented as part of two papers at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) Annual AirVenture Convention.
Held at the American Bonanza Society Tent (across the road from the Theater in the Woods) on Wednesday, July 27 at 1 p.m., Tom Law, staff engineer, Product Support at LORD Corporation, will present his first presentation on engine mounts and suspension. The presentation will discuss engine suspension installations using static and dynamic modeling to optimize the vibration attenuation, engine excursions and dynamic stability with the use of elastomeric materials whereby spring rates, damping and environmental factors can be modified to maximize the suspension system’s performance. Presentation attendees can sign up to win their choice of one set of LORD-manufactured piston engine mounts for single or light twin General Aviation aircraft.
In addition, on Thursday July 28 at 1 p.m., Law will discuss his second paper on shimmy dampers. During his presentation he will review the development of a non-hydraulic aircraft nose wheel shimmy damper including performance, fit checks, laboratory testing, certification testing and field life reports, as well as provide an explanation of how shimmy develops and how to eliminate it. Registrants attending this presentation can sign up to win a Bonanza shimmy damper from LORD.
Law is a member of the newly formed Product Support Engineering group responsible for fixed-wing aircraft fielded products. He began his career at LORD Corporation in 1975 as a co-op engineer in Erie, Pa., working on fixed-wing and industrial products. Law has worked on high-profile projects such as the LM-431 system for the Dash 8 aircraft, mounting systems for Boeing 757 and 767, design improvements for the Boeing 757 and 737, and forward mount for the Boeing 757.
He received his Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from RIT in Rochester, N.Y. Law holds four patents related to fixed-wing products including thrust reverser system isolators, engine systems and APU isolation systems.
Thomas Law, manager, Product Support Engineering, will present a paper at the EAA on July 26 at 2:30 p.m. and is titled “SMOOTH Engine Mounts & Nose Wheel Shimmy Dampers.”
LORD Corporation’s proprietary shimmy damper recently achieved Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) #SA02546NY and PMA Supplement 104 for most models of the Cessna Aircraft Company 300/400 Series.
Lord was selected by Korea Aerospace Industry (KAI) as one of their top four Elite Suppliers for the Korean Utility Helicopter (KUH) program.