Accession Number:

AD0739551

Title:

Flotation Requirements for Aircraft,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

68.0

Abstract:

A need exists for some quantitative measure of an aircrafts support or flotation requirements on the ground. The paper presents limited background on ground-flotation criteria development and some of the concepts on which current criteria are based. It gives an insight into various problem areas in development of the criteria and explains the extent or limits of applicability of flotation criteria presently in use. Emphasis is given to the particular aircraft characteristics that contribute good or high flotation and some discussion is presented of factors, not treated by current criteria, which recent research indicates may have a significant effect on flotation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE