Date: 01 Nov 97 18:55:53 From: email@example.com (Joel S Cole)
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I need some help. We recently found 2 bent rims on a wide-body aircraft. The main tire, size 52 X 20.5, had blown tires with shreaded bead area. The rim edge of the outboard wheel half(side) was curled outward over a 12-inch section. On another occasion, an aircraft experienced a bent rim on a 40 X 15.5 Nose Wheel. Has anyone experienced a similar occurrence? Has anyone at a manufacture/test facility or an overhaul facility seen a wheel with this condition? What caused this bent rim? Could this be caused by FOD on the runway? Taxiing with deflated tire? With the tire properly inflated, can a rim be bent at landing without fracturing? Steve Cole firstname.lastname@example.org Copy me direct on any reply, since my server does not always post latest Newsgroup mail. Please *NO* junk mail.