Accession Number : AD0427669


Title :   INVESTIGATIONS ON THE GROUND PERFORMANCE OF AIRCRAFT RELATING TO WET RUNWAY BRAKING AND SLUSH DRAG


Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)


Personal Author(s) : Joyner, Upshur T ; Horne, Walter B ; Leland, Trafford J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/427669.pdf


Report Date : Jan 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 45


Abstract : A review is made of recent research relating to the ground performance of aircraft. Since many of the investigations have been conducted at the NASA Landing Loads Track, a brief description of the track and its capabilities is given. Various factors affecting landing and take-off distances are discussed, such as the runway surface conditions, whether dry, wet, or covered with slush, and the tire tread pattern and its state of wear. Performance calculations are presented for a typical jet transport showing the effect of runway slush on the take-off distance; also shown are the effects of tire-to-runway braking coefficients on landing runout distances. The Report concludes with indications of areas of interest for future research.


Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT LANDINGS , AIRCRAFT TIRES , BRAKES , CONCRETE , DRAG , FRICTION , GROUND EFFECT , JET TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT , LANDING IMPACT , LOADS(FORCES) , PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING) , RUNWAYS , SNOW , TAKEOFF , TAXIING , TEST FACILITIES , TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT , VEHICLE BRAKES , WATER


Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes
      Commercial and General Aviation


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE