Accession Number : AD0752200

Title :   Friction and Wear Characteristics of Elastomer, Elastomer-Metal Composites on Concrete.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Meyers,Thomas R.

Report Date : MAR 1971

Pagination or Media Count : 98

Abstract : Elastomer and elastomer-steel composites were selected and tested as possible materials for application in the braking system of the Air Cushion Landing Gear. Experemental equipment included a rotating concrete wheel to simulate the runway, various elastomer skids and the necessary instrumentation. The three elastomer materials used were Butyl, Viton-B and Ethylene-Propylene Terpolymer (EPT). Tests were conducted at velocities up to 60 mph with contact pressures of 3, 5, and 7 psi.

Descriptors :   (*ELASTOMERS, FRICTION), (*COMPOSITE MATERIALS, FRICTION), WEAR RESISTANCE, HALOCARBON PLASTICS, POLYETHYLENE PLASTICS, BUTYL RUBBER, REINFORCING MATERIALS, STEEL, RODS, LANDING GEAR, GROUND EFFECT, CONCRETE, REINFORCED PLASTICS, THESES

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Laminates and Composite Materials
      Elastomers and Rubber

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE