TIRE WEAR INVESTIGATION

STUDIES WERE MADE AT THE STATE COLLEGE OF WASHINGTON TO DETERMINE THE LOSS OF TREAD RUBBER CAUSED BY SEVERAL TYPES OF ROAD SURFACES. THE SURFACES TESTED WERE CONCRETE, BRICK, BITULITHIC PENETRATION MACADAM AND SEVERAL TYPES OF GRAVEL AND BROKEN STONE. FROM THE DATA IT IS CONCLUDED THAT: (1) TIRE WEAR INCREASES WITH SPEED, (2) INCREASED WEAR WITH HIGHER TEMPERATURE IS INDICATED, (3) WEAR OF REAR TIRES IS GREATER THAN OF FRONT TIRES, VARYING FROM 118% ON GRAVEL TO 200% ON SMOOTH PAVEMENTS, AND (4) TIRE WEAR PER TON OF CAR IS PROBABLY CONSISTENT FOR ANY GIVEN ROAD SURFACE.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 6, pp 46-64, 5 TAB
  • Authors:
    • Waller, O L
  • Publication Date: 1927

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board Held at Washington, D.C., December 2-3, 1926
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00223280
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 11 1971 12:00AM