From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Brian M. Huey) Organization: University of Nevada at Las Vegas, College of Engineering Date: 20 Dec 92 16:08:05 CST Followups: 1
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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? -- DISCLAIMER: I can neither confirm nor deny any opinions expressed in this article directly reflect my own personal or political views and furthermore, if they did, I would not be at liberty to yield such an explanation of these alleged opinions.