BRAKING PERFORMANCE OF A UNITED STATES AIR FORCE FOUR-GROOVE 49 X 17 AIRCRAFT TIRE WITH AND WITHOUT SIPES

Braking tests were conducted to determine if large aircraft tires with laterally-cut sipes in the tread improve the braking performance on a wet surface. A tire with 1/4-inch deep by 3/16-inch spaced sipes showed improved braking performance over the nonsiped tire when tested on a wet surface. The improvement, however, becomes insignificant when the depth of the sipes is reduced to 1/8-inch, and there is no improvement when standing water is present regardless of the sipe depth. (Author)

  • Corporate Authors:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    William J. Hughes Technical Center, Airport Technology Research and Development Branch
    Atlantic City International Airport
    Atlantic City, NJ  USA  08405

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  USA  20591
  • Authors:
    • Daiutolo, H
    • Grisel, C R
  • Publication Date: 1981-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329119
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FAA-CT-81-1, FAA-RD-80-136
  • Files: NTIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 12 2003 12:00AM