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Analytical study of shimmy of airplane wheelsThe problem of shimmy of a castering wheel, such as the nose wheel of a tricycle gear airplane, is treated analytically. The flexibility of the tire is considered to be the primary cause of shimmy. The rather simple theory developed agrees rather well with previous experimental results. The author suggests that shimmy may be eliminated through a suitable choice of landing gear dimensions in lieu of a damper.
Document ID
19930093893
Document Type
Other
Authors
Bourcier De Carbon, Christian
Date Acquired
August 16, 2013
Publication Date
September 1, 1952
Report/Patent Number
NACA-TM-1337
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
Keywords
LOADS, LANDING - GROUND-RUN
LANDING GEARS, DRIFT
WHEELS, NOSE - SHIMMYING
TIRES, AUTOMOBILE
WHEELS AND TIRES
VIBRATION AND FLUTTER
WHEELS - SHIMMYING

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