Accession Number : AD0893438

Title :   Laboratory Evaluation of a Folding-Sidewall Aircraft Tire.

Descriptive Note : Final technical rept. Jul 69-Nov 70,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE FLIGHT DYNAMICS LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Wagner, Paul M.

Report Date : JAN 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 117

Abstract : The 38.5/28 x 13.0-16, 12-ply rating, folding-sidewall tire was laboratory evaluated by the Air Force Flight Dynamics Laboratory for installation on a USAF C-131B cargo aircraft. A compact fold is offered by the tire, with a folded outside diameter of 28 inches and an expanded diameter of 38 inches. Rapid folding of the tire in 14 seconds from the rated inflation pressure was repeatedly demonstrated between simulated takeoff and landing cycles. The tire's operational capabilities were demonstrated. Potential areas for refinement of folding-sidewall tires have been identified. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AIRCRAFT TIRES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), (*TRANSPORT AIRCRAFT, AIRCRAFT TIRES), AIRCRAFT LANDINGS, TAKEOFF, LANDING IMPACT, AGING(MATERIALS), MANUFACTURING, FATIGUE(MECHANICS), TEST METHODS.

Subject Categories : Transport Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE