FUEL SAVING PASSENGER TIRE
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.
- From the SAE Meeting June 11-15, 1979.
Warrendale, PA USA 15096
- Tarpinian, H D
- Nybakken, G H
- Mishory, J
- Publication Date: 1979-6
- Features: References;
- Pagination: 13 p.
- Society of Automotive Engineers Preprint
- Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
- TRT Terms: Automobiles; Fuel conservation; Fuel consumption; Performance; Rolling; Rolling contact; Statistical analysis; Tires
- Old TRIS Terms: Resistance
- Subject Areas: Data and Information Technology; Energy; Highways; Vehicles and Equipment;
- Accession Number: 00303395
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: Engineering Index
- Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 790726
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jan 30 1980 12:00AM