PRELIMINARY TEST RESULTS OF THE JOINT FAA-USAF-NASA RUNWAY RESEARCH PROGRAM. PART 1: TRACTION MEASUREMENTS OF SEVERAL RUNWAYS UNDER WET AND DRY CONDITIONS WITH A BOEING 727, A DIAGONAL-BRAKED VEHICLE, AND A MU-METER

The stopping distance, brake application velocity, and time of brake application were measured for two modern jet transports, along with the NASA diagonal-braked vehicle and the British Mu-Meter on several runways, which when wetted, cover the range of slipperiness likely to be encountered in the United States. Tests were designed to determine if correlation between the aircraft and friction measuring vehicles exists. The test procedure, data reduction techniques, and preliminary test results obtained with the Boeing 727, the Douglas DC-9, and the ground vehicles are given. Time histories of the aircraft test run parameters are included.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Subm-Sponsored in Part by FAA and USAF.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Langley Research Center

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Hampton, VA  USA  23665
  • Authors:
    • Horne, W B
    • Yager, T J
    • Sleeper, R K
    • Merritt, L R
  • Publication Date: 1977-5

Media Info

  • Pagination: 123 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00167196
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-X-73909
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 23 1978 12:00AM