Twelve-Month Summer: Friction Testing at Arlanda

Friction testing involves assessing the friction between airplane tires and the runway surface under different operating conditions (e.g., snow, slush, water, ice). Other tangential factors to take-off and landing surface conditions that would involve friction testing include the effect of cross-winds. While considered to be a critical procedure, friction testing is also thought to be one of the least understood. In this article, the author explains the principles behind friction testing, from its early history to its current use at Stockholm/Arlanda Airport.


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  • Accession Number: 01045256
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 2007 7:31PM