TIRE TRACTION TESTING IN THE WINTER ENVIRONMENT

This paper reviews the reasons for winter environment traction testing of passenger car and truck tires and the engineering techniques currently used. Test course preparation for both snow and ice surfaces are discussed. Typical instrumentation and data acquisition systems are presented as are various means of analyzing data. The paper concludes with recommendations for standardizing test methodology to improve the effectiveness and usefulness of tire testing in the winter environment.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From SAE Meeting held June 9-13, 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  USA  15096
  • Authors:
    • Janowski, W R
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00331327
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 800839, HS-030 252
  • Files: HSL, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1983 12:00AM