Failure Analysis of burst tyre of an aircraft

Madan, M and Sujata, M and Bhaumik, SK (2011) Failure Analysis of burst tyre of an aircraft. Project Report. National Aerospace Laboratories, Bangalore, India.

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Abstract

There was a landing incidence to an aircraft wherein the tyre got burst. Laboratory examination revealed that the tyre got punctured during landing resulting in deflation of the tyre. Subsequently, the rolling of the flattened tyre resulted in excessive crushing load on the sidewalls. This in conjunction with the heat generated was responsible for the circumferential separation of the crown from the sidewalls close to the bead. There were no evidences to suggest that it was a sudden tyre burst. Instead, it appears that the deflation of the tyre was slow after the occurrence of puncture. Evidences also suggest that the foreign debris that caused the puncture was slender and sharp object with a head such as seen in case of a nail or a screw or a rivet. No deterioration in the tyre material and/or abnormal wear was responsible for the failure.

Item Type: Proj.Doc/Technical Report (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tyre burst;Foreign debris;Puncture
Subjects: CHEMISTRY AND MATERIALS > Chemistry and Materials (General)
Division/Department: Materials Science Division, Materials Science Division, Materials Science Division
Depositing User: Ms. Alphones Mary
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2011 11:15
Last Modified: 06 Jul 2011 11:15
URI: http://nal-ir.nal.res.in/id/eprint/9271

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