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ESDU 13002

2013 Edition, September 1, 2015

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Worked example for aircraft with multiple-wheel undercarriages braking on water-covered runway. Application of ESDU 11004

Includes all amendments and changes through AA, September 1, 2015

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  • Revision: 2013 Edition, September 1, 2015
  • Published Date: September 1, 2015
  • Status: Active, Most Current
  • Document Language: English
  • Published By: Engineering Sciences Data Unit (ESDU)
  • Page Count: 38
  • ANSI Approved: No
  • DoD Adopted: No

Description / Abstract:

This Data Item demonstrates the application of an empirical model in order to calculate the decelerating forces acting at the tyre-runway interface of undercarriage tyres that belong to an aircraft operating in a braked state on a water-covered runway. The aircraft comprises five multiple-wheel undercarriages: one nose undercarriage; two wing undercarriages; and two main fuselage undercarriages. Each type of undercarriage is initially considered in isolation.

Decelerating forces are calculated for a range of operating speeds. Subsequently, the sum of forces acting on each undercarriage is determined. These forces are compared with the sum of forces when the aircraft operates on an equivalent, but dry, runway.

Comparisons of the decelerating forces acting on all tyres from an undercarriage and the forces acting on a single tyre from the respective undercarriage operating in isolation are made for each undercarriage type. The contaminant drag forces and braking forces are compared in these cases.

Step-by-step solutions, with detailed explanations, are provided for a particular operating condition for a fuselage undercarriage.

The empirical model defined in ESDU 11004, Decelerating forces on multiple-wheel undercarriages rolling or braking on precipitate contaminated runways, is implemented in this Data Item. Additionally, the empirical model summarised in ESDU 05011, Summary of the model for performance of an aircraft tyre rolling or braking on dry or precipitate contaminated runways, is used. Familiarity with the relevant methods outlined in both of those Data Items is essential before ESDU 13002 is studied.