Accession Number:

AD0603758

Title:

LABORATORY AND FLIGHT EVALUATION OF AIRCRAFT AIRCOOLED WHEEL BRAKES WITH BERYLLIUM HEAT SINK.

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DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO INC LONG BEACH CALIF

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Report Date:

1963-12-20

Pagination or Media Count:

132.0

Abstract:

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

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE