Developing Improved Civil Aircraft Arresting Systems

Developing Improved Civil Aircraft Arresting Systems

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ACRP Report 29: Developing Improved Civil Aircraft Arresting Systems is a report that evaluates alternative materials that could be used for an engineered material arresting system (EMAS), as well as potential active arrestor designs for civil aircraft applications. Currently, there is only one manufacturer that has been approved by the FAA. This report provides an evaluation of (1) cellular glass foam, (2) aggregate foam, (3) engineered aggregate, and (4) a main-gear engagement active arrestor system. Airport operators will find the updated cost information and performance considerations useful, airport planning firms will be aided by evaluating future options with respect to runway dimensions and land requirements, and manufacturers of alternative products will be encouraged to see the performance characteristics of other materials and the potential process by which they may be able to gain approval--This approach represented a computationally expensive path that would have required infeasible simulation times. 2. ... in the uppermost portion of the arrestor bed, where the confinement pressures are low and the pieces are allowed to flow past and roll over one another. ... Based on prior experience and on a review of the LS-DYNA keyword manual, several candidates were singled out for evaluation.

Title:Developing Improved Civil Aircraft Arresting Systems
Author:Matthew A. Barsotti, John Mark Howard Puryear, David J. Stevens
Publisher:Transportation Research Board - 2009


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