Vertical force-deflection characteristics of a pair of 56-inch-diameter aircraft tires from static and drop tests with and without prerotation

Smiley, Robert F Horne, Walter B
February 1957

The vertical force-deflection characteristics were experimentally determined for a pair of 56-inch-diameter tires under static and drop-test conditions with and without prerotation. For increasing force, the tires were found to be least stiff for static tests, almost the same as for the static case for prerotation drop tests as long as the tires remain rotating, and appreciably stiffer for drop tests without prerotation.

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