ANALYSIS OF THE FRICTION FACTORS MEASURED BY THE GROUND VEHICLES AT THE 1998 NORTH BAY TRIALS
The report describes the results of research from an extensive test program conducted at North Bay Airport to measure the friction factors experienced by aircraft operating on various winter surfaces, measure friction factors using a wide range of ground vehicles, investigate the factors affecting the friction factors, and investigate the correlation between the friction factors measured by the ground vehicles and the aircraft. The research reported is a preliminary analysis using the ground vehicle data. Correlation analyses were done to relate the friction factors measured by the devices to each other for a number of cases. The results are outlined and analyzed from various studies covering such matters as the effects of load and pressure, speed, tire type, temperature, decelerometer performance, and ribbed versus smooth tires. Details of the friction factor measuring devices and their test configurations are presented in the appendix.
Transportation Development CentreComplexe Guy Favreau, 200 Dorchester Blvd West, Suite 601
Montreal, Quebec H2Z 1X4, Canada
- Comfort, G
- Gong, S Y
- Publication Date: 1998
- Pagination: 240 p.
- TRT Terms: Aircraft operations; Friction factor; Ground vehicles; Snow cover; Surface temperature; Winter
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Environment; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00780011
- Record Type: Publication
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Dec 25 1999 12:00AM