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.
- Subm-Sponsored in Part by FAA and USAF.
Langley Research CenterNational Aeronautics and Space Administration
Hampton, VA USA 23665
- Horne, W B
- Yager, T J
- Sleeper, R K
- Merritt, L R
- Publication Date: 1977-5
- Pagination: 123 p.
- TRT Terms: Aircraft; Airport runways; Aviation safety; Braking; Coefficient of friction; Data reduction; Ground vehicles; Pavements; Skid resistance; Stopping distances; Texture; Traction; Wet weather
- Identifier Terms: Boeing 727 aircraft
- Uncontrolled Terms: Aircraft safety; Sliding; Wet pavements
- Old TRIS Terms: Surface vehicles; Wheel brakes
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Pavements; Terminals and Facilities; Vehicles and Equipment;
- 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