Determination of tire-wheel interface pressure distribution for aircraft wheels

D. J. Kirkner, B. F. Spencer, E. E. Schudt, S. Kandarpa, M. D. Chawla

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A combined analytical/experimental methodology for obtaining the tire-wheel interface pressure distribution has been developed and previously presented. The principle analytical tool in this methodology is the finite element program ANTWIL which recovers the pressure distribution given a number of experimental strain measurements on the wheel. This paper reports on studies of the F-16 Block 30 and the Block 40 main landing gear wheels to determine the optimal number and location of the strain gages for subsequent experiments. Experiments to be conducted at WPAFB will record strains at the locations specified, and these data will be used to determine the tire-wheel interface pressure distributions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)415-423
Number of pages9
JournalCollection of Technical Papers - AIAA/ASME Structures, Structural Dynamics and Materials Conference
Issue numberpt 1
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes
Event34th AIAA/ASME/ASCE/AHS/ASC Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials Conference - La Jolla, CA, USA
Duration: Apr 19 1993Apr 22 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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