Accession Number:

AD0848450

Title:

Problems of Aircraft Tires Operating at High Rolling Speeds,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1968-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

Modern jet airplanes land and take off at very high speeds, thus forcing the tires to operate under strenous conditions. This article discusses the physical phenomena occurring under high-speed tire rotation. Some light is shed on the influence of rolling velocity on the life and safety of an airplane tire. An explanation of and the causes of the phenomena of standing waves and of the additional rotational drag, which occur above the so-called critical speed, are presented. An approximate method of computing the critical velocity is presented. Methods of increasing the critical speed for a tire of given dimensions are presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Elastomers and Rubber

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE