olefud wrote:The B-52 is crabbing. The net of the crosswind velocity and plane velocity is a velocity parallel to the runway.
Yup. But it's not pointed in that direction. That difference... call it a yaw angle, whatever.. is the analog to slip angle.
But back to tires, it’s just a matter of definition. Anybody have an authoritative one?
Have we not hit on this multiple times already? Inverse tangent of lateral velocity over longitudinal velocity in the top view wheel
orientation... which in simpler terms, is the angular difference between the orientation of the wheel and its overall velocity vector.
Tire deformation or twist or whatever you want to call is not part of the definition. Period.
Grip is a four letter word.
2 is the new #1.