Accession Number : ADA332991

Title :   Analysis of Korean F-16 Aircraft Operating on AM-2 Landing Mat.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Smith, Carroll J. ; Gonzalez, Carlos R. ; Smith, Donald M.

PDF Url : ADA332991

Report Date : DEC 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 128

Abstract : An analysis was conducted to determine the aircraft-surface interaction and response of Korean F-16 aircraft traversing a 1.5-in. thick AM-2 landing mat pavement repair. Single and multiple patches of landing mat with ascending and descending ramps of 1.9- and 0.9-deg slopes were investigated. Operations of the F-16 aircraft were numerically simulated and the response calculations (gear loads and fuel tank ground clearances) were compared to aircraft design and operation criteria. Aircraft operations were modeled with various combinations of the three wheels or gears traversing along the repaired pavement profile. The three modeled load cases included: (I) nose gear and two main gears on landing mat patch(es), (2) nose gear and one main gear on landing mat patch(es), and (3) one main gear on landing mat patch(es).

Descriptors :   *FIGHTER AIRCRAFT, *PAVEMENTS, *LANDING GEAR, *LANDING MATS, GROUND LEVEL, COMPUTATIONS, PROFILES, WHEELS, FUEL TANKS, GEARS, CLEARANCES, NOSE WHEELS, AIRCRAFT DESIGN.

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Terminal Flight Facilities

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE