Analytical Study of Shimmy of Airplane Wheels

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The problem of shimmy of a castering wheel, such as the nose wheel of a tricycle gear airplane, is treated analytically. The flexibility of the tire is considered to be the primary cause of shimmy. The rather simple theory developed agrees rather well with previous experimental results. The author suggests that shimmy may be eliminated through a suitable choice of landing gear dimensions in lieu of a damper.

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126 p. : ill.

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Bourcier de Carbon, Christian September 1952.

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  • Main Title: Analytical Study of Shimmy of Airplane Wheels
  • Series Title: NACA Technical Memorandums
  • Parallel Title: Étude Théorique du Shimmy des Roues d'Avion

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The problem of shimmy of a castering wheel, such as the nose wheel of a tricycle gear airplane, is treated analytically. The flexibility of the tire is considered to be the primary cause of shimmy. The rather simple theory developed agrees rather well with previous experimental results. The author suggests that shimmy may be eliminated through a suitable choice of landing gear dimensions in lieu of a damper.

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126 p. : ill.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: 93R23218
  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19930093893 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-TM-1337
  • Center for AeroSpace Information Number: 19930093893
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc62946

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  • September 1952

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Bourcier de Carbon, Christian. Analytical Study of Shimmy of Airplane Wheels, report, September 1952; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc62946/: accessed December 19, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.