Field Survey and Analysis of Aircraft Distribution on Airport Pavements.
ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MISS
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Data for the current, most-commonly-used air carrier aircraft were collected and analyzed at nine major civil airports. Observations of lateral wheel-path distributions on runways, runway exits, and taxiways operating ground speeds on runways and taxiways and the general areas of aircraft touchdown and rotation on runways were recorded. Statistical analysis of the data indicates that the actual lateral distributions of aircraft wheel-paths on runways and taxiways are more accurately represented by theoretical normal distribution functions, compared with the uniform distribution assumed in the current pc relationship. The mean and standard deviations of the observed distributions were calculated and are presented by aircraft type. These mean and standard deviation values may be used as the basis for selecting representative normal distribution functions for use in developing more realistic pc relationships, for either individual or groupings of aircraft types.
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