Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Smart Structures, School of Computing Engineering and Mathematics, Western Sydney University, Australia. His research interests cover Industry 4.0, Additive Manufacturing, Advanced Engineering Materials and Structures (Metals and Composites), Multi-scale Modelling of Materials and Structures, Metal Forming and Metal Surface Treatment.
Abstract—This paper addresses what happens during the acceleration period of undercarriage wheels after aircraft touchdown on the runway. In this acceleration period, a sliding between the wheel tyre and runway surface takes place. The sliding friction causes high temperature which emits pollution smoke and produces excessive tyre wear. A model based on mechanical dynamics is established for analysing the high temperature, heat transfer rate to tyre and concrete runway. The effect of designing a pre-rotation device is also included in order to lower the temperature and reduce the tyre wear. The width of tyre is shown also having effect on the raised temperature. A blackened runway is believed to have changed the heat conduction therefore affecting the landing quality.
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