DISTRIBUTION OF WHEEL LOADS THROUGH VARIOUS RUBBER TIRES

THE LOAD DISTRIBUTION WAS DETERMINED BY MEASURING THE PRESSURE EXERTED ON FIVE TRANSVERSE SECTIONS OF THE CONTACT AREA OF THE TIRE. THE METHOD CONSISTED IN MEASURING THE DEFLECTION OF TEN CALIBRATED SPRINGS SO PLACED IN A FRAME THAT THE LOAD WAS REGISTERED FOR TRANSVERSE SEGMENTS 2-1/2 INCHES IN WIDTH ACROSS THE TREAD OF THE TIRE. DATA ARE PRESENTED FOR SOLID CUSHION AND PNEUMATIC TIRES. THE GREATEST STRESS IN THE CONTACT AREA FOR ALL THE TIRE TYPES WAS FOUND AT THE POINT WHERE THE PLANE OF THE CENTER LINE OF THE AXLE IS NORMAL TO THE PAVEMENT.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 8, pp 192-210, 21 FIG, 1 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Eckels, S
  • Publication Date: 1929

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Eighth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C. December 13-14, 1928
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00207149
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 18 1971 12:00AM