Accession Number:

AD0683585

Title:

THE BRAKING CHARACTERISTICS OF AIRPLANE TIRES.

Descriptive Note:

Technical note,

Corporate Author:

BOEING CO RENTON WASH COMMERCIAL AIRPLANE DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-03-04

Pagination or Media Count:

66.0

Abstract:

The braking characteristics of tires and their major parameters are studied in detail. Rubber friction in the tire tread to pavement contact has been recognized as the primary source of tire traction. This process is explained as a viscoelastic phenomenon which is highly dependent upon temperature and sliding speed. Tire mechanics are discussed extensively as another significant factor of tire friction. Tire tread design and rubber composition, tire load, inflation pressure, temperature, pavement characteristics, and operating conditions are studied as the other major parameters of tire braking performance. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Civilian Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE