Development of an Operating Profile for Bias Aircraft Tires.
Final rept. Jun 80-Dec 85,
LOCKHEED-CALIFORNIA CO BURBANK
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This report describes the procedures of analysis and dynamometer testing that were used to develop data and supporting technology for improving the maintenance and continued airworthiness of civil aircraft tires. As related to the inspection, retread and repair of aircraft tires under Advisory Circular AC 145-41, improved criteria which characterize typical tire operating environments and opening scenarios associated with long range, medium range, and short haul transport airplanes are defined. Based upon these criteria and scenarios which include tire loading, temperature, and roll distances, means to assess tire fatigue life were developed. Results of this effort may be used for the identification of in-service acceptance criteria and prescribed retread limits.
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods