Aircraft Tires: Balance Pad Bonding Integrity.
DARCOM INTERN TRAINING CENTER TEXARKANA TEX
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The purpose of this research was to determine the cause of balance pad bonding failures and establish the production requirements necessary to provide a satisfactory bond. The scope of this work was limited to the tire rebuilding facilities at Red River Army Depot, Texarkana, Texas. Representative tires were compared for elongation due to inflation and the present installation procedure. Revised procedures were then formulated and applied to a selected set of tires. These tires were then tested to current conformance standards. Based on these findings, it was recommended that the present mechanical holding device not be replaced. It is also suggested that additional studies be undertaken to improve productivity.