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A condition that can exist when a high-speed aircraft lands on a water-covered runway. Water forms a fine film between tires and the runway surface, thus rendering braking relatively ineffective. It can cause aircraft to skid. An effective antiskid system can prevent hydroplaning. Runway grooving is the most effective method of preventing hydroplaning. The rule of thumb for determining the minimum hydroplaning speed in knots is to multiply the square root of the tire pressure in psi by 8.6. The degree of hydroplaning depends on the amount of tire surface that is under water. See aquaplaning.
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Approximate computational model of the tire was developed, applying it to the rolling motion of vehicle's tire on wet pavement of a road was analysed and critical speeds at which according the simplified model hydroplaning (aquaplaning) starts with direct influence on directional stability and active safety of the vehicle were determined.
For example, in transport engineering, when the contact of the vehicle's wheels with the road is described, the term hydroplaning of the wheels, which is synonymous to aquaplaning, is widely used (for example, the term hydroplaning is used when the interaction between airplane wheels and runways is investigated, while aquaplaning is used when the interaction between the vehicle wheels and the road is investigated).
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An 18-year California Highway Patrol veteran who pulled a motorist from the path of an hydroplaning car was honored Friday by the prestigious Carnegie Hero Fund Commission.
With 2/32" tread depth, the legally required minimum tread, resistance to hydroplaning at highway speeds is significantly reduced, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.
Hydroplaning, the skidding or sliding of tires on wet surfaces, can happen anytime roads are wet.
s seemingly vested interest, isn't the best reason not to add a 32nd team to the NFL is because it'll water down a product that seems to be hydroplaning quite well on its own at this point?
With 2/32-inch of remaining tread depth, resistance to hydroplaning at highway speeds is significantly reduced.
East coast drivers are very familiar with the dangers of hydroplaning - a condition that occurs when a sheet of water reduces the tread between your tires and the pavement - but it's a phenomenon that many in the West deal with on a far less frequent basis.
Gwanghun Gim and Yongchul Choi, Hankook tire, Korea; "Wet braking and hydroplaning calculation using CFD," Dr.
As Gibson walked toward Yamamoto, he spotted a Ford hydroplaning across the rain-slick traffic lanes.
The boot's ribbed sole is more slip-resistant, lessening the risk of hydroplaning on wet or muddy surfaces.