PROPER AIRCRAFT TIRE SIZE SELECTION -- OPTIMUM PERFORMANCE WITH MINIMUM MAINTENANCE

High speeds with heavy loads represent the type of operating condition to which the aircraft tire is subjected during its utilization on business aircraft. This type of operation produces severe dynamic forces that challenge the tire design engineer. This challenge is met by selecting the proper tire size, incorporating the necessary design features into the tire construction, and then thoroughly testing the tire to ensure compliance with the performance requirements established by the airframe engineer. The result of selecting the proper tire size is optimum tire and aircraft performance achieved with minimum cost for both airframe manufacturer and end user -- the aircraft customer.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • For the SAE Meeting April 3-6, 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Gehrett, L J
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Accession Number: 00300349
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790598
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 27 1979 12:00AM