What is it about?
The accumulation of snow on runways is a significant problem for airplane landings. This is because the existence of snow between the tires and runway reduces the friction coefficient and increases the braking distance required for landing.
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Why is it important?
This study focuses on the interposition of snow between a landing unit with a rotating tire and a stainless-steel plate and investigates its influence on the friction coefficient.
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This page is a summary of: Investigating tire friction on snow-covered runways using electrical conductivity, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part J Journal of Engineering Tribology, January 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1350650118822420.
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