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Traction of Pneumatic Tires on Wet RunwaysRecent work on the traction of pneumatic tires on wet runways is discussed, and it is shown that a loss of tire traction adversely affects cross-wind landings. The effect of runway surface texture is discussed,, and a simple method for measuring surface texture is described. A preliminary correlation of tire traction with surface texture is shown. Results of work at Langley Research Center on the use of air jets to improve tire traction on wet or flooded runways indicate that this is a promising approach for alleviating the large losses in tire braking and sideways traction that occur when tire hydroplaning occurs on a flooded runway.
Document ID
20000011970
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Horne, Walter B. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Joyner, Upshur T. (NASA Langley Research Center Hampton, VA United States)
Date Acquired
August 19, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1965
Publication Information
Publication: NASA Conference on Aircraft Operating Problems: A Compilation of the Papers Presented
Subject Category
Aircraft Design, Testing and Performance
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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