In order to design the landing gear (wheels and suspension) of our model Airship, [say "m" kg -expected mass], I wanted to know, is there any way to calculate the loads which might be experienced by the wheels on impact with the ground (taking into consideration the unexpected gust loads - with gust velocity downwards say "V-gust")•
For simplicity I am Modelling it as a rigid body for now.
Note:- I thought of one way to calculate it, using momentum transfer.
Rate of change of Momentum = Force = density(rho) x projected Area(A) x (V-gust)^2.
Hence,( Gust force + Weight -Buoyant Force) ÷ Mass (m) will give me resultant acceleration.
Q1. Is this a right approach to calculate load? Q2. Even if it's right, is this the load the wheels will experience during impact?
Please help me clear my confusion.
Edit:- Basically I want my designed landing gear with a normal sink speed upto 3m/s to be able to endure the landing impact even in case of an additional vertical downward gust upto 10m/s at the moment of touching the ground. This is as specific and clear I could get.