Zodiac Arresting Systems’ EMAS design involves complex computer analysis of over 100 variables for each operating aircraft. Material strength & depth varies to provide optimum performance.
- As the aircraft traverses the bed, the wheels crush the EMAS material creating a tire/material interface.
- It is the point of the tire/material interface that provides the resistive loads to decelerate the aircraft.
- The loads are placed on the aircraft landing gear and support structure.
- Level of performance depends primarily on landing gear strength and runway safety area available.