Accession Number : ADB024964

Title :   Development of Cast Carcass Tires for Military Aircraft.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Sep 76-Apr 77,

Corporate Author : ZEDRON INC BALTIMORE MD

Personal Author(s) : Eggers, R. K. H. ; Georgia, E. J. ; Molnar, E. L. ; Derringer, G. C. ; Epstein, M. M.

Report Date : JUL 1977

Pagination or Media Count : 129

Abstract : This report describes work undertaken during Phase I of a three (3) phase program to demonstrate the feasibility of using a one piece cast tire and/or cast carcass replaceable tread tire on military aircraft. The primary objective of the Phase I effort was to survey and evaluate materials for potential use in cast tires. This was accomplished by selecting candidate polymers and evaluating these polymers, with and without reinforcing particle additives. The evaluation was based on polymer physical property values which would demonstrate potential ability to perform in a cast aircraft tire application. Utilizing the results obtained from the materials study, a plan for Phase II accomplishment was outlined and an initial iteration design and construction was selected for the one piece cast tire and cast carcass/replaceable tread tire. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AIRCRAFT TIRES, POLYMERS, ADDITIVES, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, MATERIALS, TREADS, REPLACEMENT, CASTING, POLYESTER PLASTICS, POLYURETHANE RESINS, POLYBUTADIENE, MILITARY AIRCRAFT, FEASIBILITY STUDIES.

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Plastics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE