The Suppression of Spray from Aircraft Wheels on Flooded Runways.
BRISTOL UNIV (UNITED KINGDOM)
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The moving runway test facility at Bristol University has been used to study at model scale the sprays from aircraft wheels on flooded runways. Three common wheel configurations have been used the single wheel, the side-by-side wheel pair and the dual-tandem layout. The nature of the sprays has been recorded on spray intensity contour maps, and in sketch form in the cases where pressures were not able to be measured. This information has helped in the design of compact, yet efficient spray-deflecting devices, considered suitable as a basis for full-scale aircraft spray deflectors. Comparison of the spray maps and sketches before and after spray deflectors were fitted indicates the substantial improvements that should be attainable at full scale.
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