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I had this thought when I was on the aircraft when it landed in the runway. It made lots of smoke and all sorts of vibrations, you know.

When I enquired about it, I came to know that the landing part was the toughest for an aircraft's tyres, and they were made to withstand it.

I wondered how much wear and tare would happen to the tyres, with an acceleration like that.

Why don't the aircrafts have powered wheels, which would keep the wheels spinning in sync with the ground, before it lands?

I wonder why they still keep the wheels free. Won't this help increase the tyre's lifetime and make the landing less bumpy?

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Or, is there any(physics)thing involved in the process, for example, the sidewise turning effect on the aircraft due to spinning of wheels,etc ?

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closed as off-topic by John Rennie, Ruslan, Qmechanic Oct 2 '17 at 6:32

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