Tire burn-out during landings

From:         todamhyp@unlv.edu (Brian M. Huey)
Organization: University of Nevada at Las Vegas, College of Engineering
Date:         20 Dec 92 16:08:05 CST
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I realize this a relatively basic question (I think) nevertheless:

	I am neither a pilot nor an airliner engineer. However,
everytime I watch a airliner land, a cloud of smoke is produced when
the wheels come in contact from the ground due to friction. Couldn't
this cloud and the effect of friction be lessened by inducing a
angular velocity upon the wheels to match the airliners speed with
respect to the runway?

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