A Guide for the Damaging Effects of Tire and Wheel Failures
Consideration for the damaging effects to aircraft from the failure of wheels and tires should be evaluated. This document discusses the types of problems in-service aircraft have experienced and methodology in place to assist the designers when evaluating threats for new aircraft design. The purpose of this document is to provide a history of in-service problems, provide a historical summary of the design improvements made to wheels and tires during the past 40 years, and to offer methodology which has been used to help designers assess the threat to ensure the functionality of systems and equipment located in and around the landing gear and in wheel wells.
This SAE Aerospace Information Report (AIR) is prepared to aid engineers and technicians in the understanding of the damaging effects caused by tire and wheel failures. Historical data is used to describe what has occurred to better understand what can happen in and around aircraft wheel wells. Document updated to include industry-accepted models for wheel and tire failures and to include the latest regulator evolution.
Tire pressure monitoring systems
Failure modes and effects analysis
Also known as: SAE AIR 5699
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