Accession Number : AD0700899

Title :   PROPOSAL FOR A VEHICLE FOR THE MEASUREMENT OF TYRE/RUNWAY FRICTION.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : ROYAL AIRCRAFT ESTABLISHMENT FARNBOROUGH (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Shilling,B.

Report Date : SEP 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The need for a test vehicle to enable measurement of the high speed wet friction available between aircraft tyres and the different types of runway surfacing used is again pointed out. It is shown that by using a driven instead of a braked test tyre, the important actions taking place in the tyre footprint during braking can be reproduced at much lower speed. Proposals are made for a test vehicle which would enable tyres for heavy supersonic aircraft to be tested fully and yet which could be driven on the public roads for transport between airfields. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RUNWAYS, AIRCRAFT TIRES), (*AIRCRAFT TIRES, FRICTION), (*TEST VEHICLES, DESIGN), AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, TAKEOFF, BRAKING, DRIVES, TEST METHODS

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE