Models of Wheel Contact Dynamics: An Analytical Study on the In-Plane Transient Responses of a Brush Model
Abstract:This paper deals with the dynamics of the contact between the pneumatic tyre and the ground, in particular with reference to braking manoeuvres of aircraft. The transient response of the braking force is analytically evaluated in terms of the transfer functions that link the variation of the braking force to the variation of physical inputs affecting the interaction between the tread and the ground, in the longitudinal plane. The proposed models have been formulated in order to account for the effects of different reference conditions of steady braking on gains, zeros and poles of such transfer functions.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2000-09-01