LABORATORY AND FLIGHT EVALUATION OF AIRCRAFT AIRCOOLED WHEEL BRAKES WITH BERYLLIUM HEAT SINK.
DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO INC LONG BEACH CALIF
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A program for the evaluation of forced aircooled beryllium heat sink aircraft wheel brakes installed on an A-3 aircraft was established. Laboratory and aircraft field tests showed the braking system to be feasible and practicable. The aircooling reduced aircraft turn-around time by 65 percent and the beryllim heat sink provided 19 percent weight saving. Design and cost parameters are established and consideration for use of a beryllium heat sink brake is recommended for use on future aircraft. Author