PRINCIPLES OF WINTER TIRE STUDS

THE MOST RECENT APPROACH TO SAFE WINTER DRIVING IS THE STUDDED WINTER TIRE, CONSISTING OF A NUMBER OF SMALL RIVET-SHAPED UNITS SCIENTIFICALLY ARRANGED IN THE TREAD PATTERN OF A TIRE. EACH UNIT PROTRUDES RADIALLY APPROXIMATELY 0.040 TO 0.060 IN. TO PROVIDE A GRIPPING ACTION ON ICE DURING STOPPING, TRACTION AND CORNERING. AS THE TIRE WEARS SO SHOULD THE TIRE STUD. THIS IS A CRITICAL FACTOR IN THE CONCEPT. TO MAINTAIN THE REQUIRED PROTRUSION IT IS NECESSARY TO USE A VERY WEAR-RESISTIVE MATERIAL. IT HAS BEEN FOUND THAT TUNGSTEN CARBIDE OF A SPECIFIC COMPOUND WILL MEET THIS REQUIREMENT. /AUTHOR/

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    • Paper sponsored by Ad Hoc Committee on Studded Tires and presented at the 46th Annual Meeting. Distribution, posting, or copying of this PDF is strictly prohibited without written permission of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academy of Sciences. Unless otherwise indicated, all materials in this PDF are copyrighted by the National Academy of Sciences. Copyright © National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved
  • Authors:
    • Miller, W P
  • Publication Date: 1967

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: pp 1-13
  • Monograph Title: Studded tires
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  • Accession Number: 00218201
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-000 708
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jul 5 1994 12:00AM