Design Considerations for Multi-Wheel Aircraft

by Walter R. Barker, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,
Carlos R. Gonzalez, U.S. Army Engineer Waterways, Experiment Station, Vicksburg, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: International Air Transportation: A New International Airport

Abstract: The available test data for performance of flexible pavements were analyzed using the Boussinesq and elastic layered theories. It was shown that strain criteria could be developed for design of heavy multi-wheel aircraft which would be independent of the number of tires in the aircraft gear. Comparisons of the strain criteria were made with the current design criteria.

Subject Headings: Aircraft and spacecraft | Pavement design | Elastic analysis | Strain | Plastic design | Load and resistance factor design | Asphalt pavements | North America | California | United States

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