Damaging effects of super single tyres: an international experience

Super single tyres are becoming popular in various countries abroad because of the several advantages offered by such tyres over dual wheel tyres. However, on the other hand, they have become a matter of great concern for highway engineers because of the more damaging effect on pavements by such super single tyres. Super single tyres induce higher contact stresses on pavements and, thus, reduce the life of pavements. There have been many studies worldwide to assess the damaging effects caused by use of such tyres on pavements. Many accelerated pavement testing (APT) programs are using super single tyres in their research studies. This paper discusses effects of super single tyres compared to dual wheel tyres, based on the studies conducted worldwide.

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    • Abstract reprinted with permission from the publisher.
  • Authors:
    • Mittal, Abhishek
    • Bose, Sunili
  • Publication Date: 2013-8


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 17-28
  • Serial:
    • Indian Highways
    • Volume: 41
    • Issue Number: 8
    • Publisher: Indian Roads Congress
    • ISSN: 0376-7256

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  • Accession Number: 01496116
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 9 2013 2:58PM