Date: 17 Aug 97 01:57:21 From: ergos <email@example.com> Organization: Pacific Bell Internet Services References: 1 2 3 4
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Somebody wrote: > > 3) What is in the inside of an aircraft tyre? I mean is it > > filled/pumped up with air like that of car tyres or is it built > > as a > > solid whole piece?? > > Air. It's construction is very similar to a car tire. Actually exagerated. Construction is quite dissimilar to a car tire: 1) there is only a very small proportion of radials, eventhough the advantage over crossed plies is considerable and all recently qualified major planes are radialized; 2) for radials, there are no crossed plies in the belt, in part to make sure the tire has no cornering stiffness, so that when the plane lands in a cross-wind the tires do not produce cross (Y) forces despite rolling at a large slip (cornering) angle. And for mass reduction and strength, steel is restricted to the beads; crown/belt is almost always nylon. Ergos.