RADIAL PLY TRUCK TIRES INCREASE FUEL ECONOMY

Extensive controlled tests at Goodyear's Texas Proving Grounds indicate that fuel economy gains of about 8% can result from a change from bias ply to radical ply truck tires. Tire compounding alterations can change this measurably, calling for careful optimization for traction, treadwear, and rolling resistance. Up to 58% of the increase in fuel mileage could be attributed to trailer tires -- an amount larger than their proportionate numerical representation on the rigs. Some fuel economy increase (1%) results from tire wear and the resulting lower rolling resistance.

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 69-72
  • Serial:
    • Automotive Engineering
    • Volume: 88
    • Issue Number: 1
    • Publisher: Society of Automotive Engineers
    • ISSN: 0098-2571

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00325086
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM