I've always thought that by setting a kind of engine that can rotate the wheel to the same speed the aircraft is flying, would reduce the rubber-burn cost on each landing every plane makes.
The technique would be one engine for the left main gear, so with a chain or some mechanism it could move as many wheels the column would have, another one in the right main gear, and a last one in the nose gear.
In light that the average time a wheel can land, about 10 landings, this technique would improve the durability of each wheel on an aircraft.
I know everything is already thought, already invented, and already discussed, since i'm talking about an industry that every technical matter is involved.
Would it add more weight to the airplane ?, so might be there any chance of less passengers?, and in fact, less profit for the airline by setting those engines in the landing gear?
Is it just a matter of cost-benefit that is not necessary ? 'cause replacing a wheel each 10 landings, is cheaper than investing in a couple of engines to the landing gear ?
I don't know, hope you reply me with your ideas, or juist any reason to explainme why it doesnt exist in the Airline Industry.