Studies Related to Aircraft/Runway Friction Performance

by Thomas J. Yager, NASA Langley Research Cent, Hampton, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: International Air Transportation: A New International Airport

Abstract: Gaining a better understanding of the many factors influencing the tire/runway friction interface is the aim of several ongoing NASA Langley research programs. Results from studies conducted at the Langley Aircraft Landing Dynamics Facility (ALDF) and tests with instrumented ground vehicles are summarized to indicate effects of different tire and runway properties. Several joint NASA/FAA/industry programs are described together with current test plans. The scope of future NASA Langley research directed towards solving aircraft ground operational problems related to the tire/runway friction interface is given.

Subject Headings: Airport and airfield pavements | Friction | Vehicle-pavement interaction | Launching and landing | Federal government | Vehicles | Dynamic properties

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