Accession Number:

ADA014912

Title:

A Study of the Effects of Braking on Drag Force and Sinkage

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun-Dec 1966

Corporate Author:

ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1975-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

51.0

Abstract:

In modern warfare it may be necessary to airlift men and supplies into areas of operations where airfields do not exist, are too few, or are too far away for proper support operations. It is suggested that cargo aircraft land on unsurfaced runways with only minimum preparation. This requires landing gear designed to withstand the drag force and wheel sinkage associated with soft soils. To determine the effect of braking on drag force and sinkage, and to ascertain the feasibility of scale modeling the equipment involved, braked wheel tests were conducted at low forward speed in a desert sand environment, using specified tires. The results are analyzed.

Subject Categories:

  • Aircraft
  • Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE