Aircraft Tire/Pavement Pressure Distribution
Final rept. 1 Jul 1988-31 Jan 1989
TEXAS TRANSPORTATION INST COLLEGE STATION
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This report presents tirepavement pressure distributions calculated for seven different aircraft tires. The tires are main gear equipment on a variety of Air Force aircraft. The calculations were made with a finite element tire model developed previously at Texas AM university, using tire data supplied by the Air Force and tire manufacturers. The pavement pressure distribution obtained for each tire is unique. The distributions exhibit considerate nonuniformity and are sensitive to tire inflation pressure and tire load.
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