This article reviews four papers on wheel and tire technology. In the paper "The TD Rim" by Dr. D. H. Jones of Dunlop, the broadest aspects of rim design for bead retention at low inflation pressure are discussed and other criteria that have to be retained in an acceptable design are pointed out. Mr. G. Kind of Goodyear in his paper, "The Asymmetric Hump Rim," covers the development of a new rim, providing run-flat potential, increased safety in case of sudden air loss and compatibility with existing standard tires and rims. Motoring correspondent Stuart Marshall traces the development of cordless plastic tires. Mr. E. Gohring of Daimler Benz deals with requirements for the next decade in his paper, "Truck and Bus Wheels and Tires."

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  • Publication Date: 1983-10

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: p. 26-28
  • Serial:
    • Volume: 8
    • Issue Number: 5
    • Publisher: Institution of Mechanical Engineers
    • ISSN: 0307-6490

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00387058
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-036 372
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 30 1984 12:00AM