Accession Number : AD0661954

Title :   GROUND DECELERATION AND STOPPING OF LARGE AIRCRAFT,

Corporate Author : ADVISORY GROUP FOR AERONAUTICAL RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s) : Zalovcik, John A.

Report Date : OCT 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 54

Abstract : The effect of various factors on the ground deceleration and stopping distance of aircraft is discussed. Sources of deceleration such as wheel braking, airplane drag, aerodynamic brakes, parachutes, reversed turbojet thrust, and reversed thrust of turbopropeller engines are considered. The effect of tire friction, wheel load, and brake capacity on wheel braking and the effect on stopping distance of airplane handling techniques that involve the use of elevators, flaps, spoilers, and nose-high attitude angles are covered in some detail. An Appendix includes a mathematical analysis of some of the factors affecting deceleration and stopping distance. (Author)

Descriptors :   *BRAKING), (*AIRCRAFT, DECELERATION, DRAG, DROGUE PARACHUTES, THRUST REVERSAL, FRICTION, LOADS(FORCES), HANDLING.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE