An engineering project to minimize rolling resistance of passenger car tires, with special empahsis on construction and materials, is described. Both empirical and theoretical approaches were employed in the study. Designed experiments, special experimental setups, and novel statistical methods were used to maximize the information obtainable from experimental tires. A reduction of more than 20% in the rolling resistance of the subject tires, size P185/80R-13, was achieved within stated design parameters, while performance properties were maintained.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the SAE Meeting June 11-15, 1979.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Tarpinian, H D
    • Nybakken, G H
    • Mishory, J
  • Publication Date: 1979-6

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  • Accession Number: 00303395
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790726
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 30 1980 12:00AM