Accession Number : AD0834869

Title :   EXPERIMENTAL EVALUATION OF TYPE III EXPANDABLE TIRE.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. Apr 66-Dec 67,

Corporate Author : GOODRICH (B F) CO AKRON OH

Personal Author(s) : Sidles, James ; Michalski, Casmir

Report Date : MAR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : All three sizes are sidewall convoluted. The tires are cured in the folded configuration. Upon inflation the outside diameter expands 26% to 55%. The inflated tires are dimensionally similar to standard Type III aircraft tires and offer equivalent performance capabilities. A total of ten tires were sent to the Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory (AFFDL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio for dynamic testing. The tires were tested to C-141 main tire missions in accordance with MIL-Dwg. 61F4307. One 12.50-16 expandable tire completed 57 taxi-take off cycles and 50 landing-taxi cycles. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIRCRAFT TIRES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), TAKEOFF, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN, LOADS(FORCES), DEFLECTION, DEFORMATION, PRESSURE, FAILURE(MECHANICS), MANUFACTURING, AGING(MATERIALS), TEST METHODS, AIRCRAFT LANDINGS.

Subject Categories : Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE